10. Nick Foles: A couple weeks ago, we noted the very underrated rookie season that Nick Foles had last year. Of course, there’s that pesky QB competition he’ll have to win over Michael Vick. Whether he beats out Vick or not, there’s a safe bet he’ll get on the field at some point in 2013. The Eagles need to see if Foles can be a franchise-calibre starting QB so that they can attack the 2014 offseason accordingly. The only way they can do that is if Foles stays healthy, and plays.
9. Bryce Brown: According to Rotoworld’s Evan Silva, the Oregon Ducks’ run:pass ratio was 685:373 in 2012. That would be just shy of 65% run plays. Silva also put together a tremendous breakdown of Brown’s rookie season, and he noted some flaws in his game that need improvement. We’re all aware of Brown’s fumbling issues, but Silva talked other things like Brown’s penchant for unnecessarily bouncing runs to the outside. The good news is that Brown’s deficiencies are fixable, and he flashed the potential to be special. If Brown can eliminate some of his mistakes, he and LeSean McCoy may form the best 1-2 RB combination in the NFL, behind what might be one of the most athletic offensive lines in NFL history.
8. Jason Kelce: Charles Fischer of FishDuck.com highlighted the athleticism of center Hroniss Grasu in Oregon’s offense.
I can’t wait to see Kelce in action in Chip Kelly’s offense.