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Eagles, Chip Kelly interested in Tavon Austin

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01:33 PM ET 04.25 | Very little is known about Chip Kelly as an NFL coach. Chip Kelly the college football coach loved playmakers, however, and would have no doubt found a way to use Tavon Austin in his Oregon offense. According to Philadelphia Magazine, Kelly is intrigued by the 5'8 in the 2013 NFL Draft, perhaps enough to take him in the first round at No. 4 overall. The rumor stems from an interview that ESPN's Sal Paolantonio did with 97.5 The Fanatic. Paolantonio said that according to a league general manager, the Eagles could take Austin with their first pick if all of the elite left tackle prospects are already off the board. The ideal situation might be for the Eagles to trade down. Austin usually slots somewhere in the range of the late top 10 to middle of the first round. If the trio of elite left tackles in Luke Joeckel, Eric Fisher and Lane Johnson are all gone by No. 4, however, they may have a difficult time enticing a team to trade into the top five picks of the draft. If the Eagles really want Austin, their only chance may come at No. 4.

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April 25, 2013  01:45 PM ET

My opinion which means nothing, is that this guy is too small and he will never make it thru a full season not to mention, The Playoffs where all the heavy hitters are!!!

April 25, 2013  02:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

My opinion which means nothing, is that this guy is too small and he will never make it thru a full season not to mention, The Playoffs where all the heavy hitters are!!!

Same height as Wes Welker but 10 pounds lighter.

You just never know.

April 25, 2013  02:03 PM ET

Nah, first, lane johnson, next,, EJ

April 25, 2013  03:01 PM ET

Nah...Lane johnson...then EJ

April 25, 2013  03:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Nah...Lane johnson...then EJ

Why do you repeat yourself, self

April 25, 2013  05:46 PM ET

Every team is "interested" in Austin, he was the best player in college last year and Chip Kelly was picked up out of desperation.

 
April 26, 2013  04:16 AM ET

Can't wait to see if Vick can revive his career with Kelly.

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