Young Eagles are getting younger

Kevin Kolb might not want to label it as rebuilding, but the Eagles are young and getting younger. Sounds a lot like rebuilding.

Looking over the list of departed veterans over the last several seasons, the list now reads Donovan McNabb, Brian Dawkins, Brian Westbrook, Sheldon Brown, Correll Buckhalter and Jon Runyan, to name a few.

Again, sounds a lot like …

As NFL Network insider Michael Lombardi noted on Total Access Monday, it’s a philosophical decision on the part of the Eagles to get younger.

The youth movement is most clear on offense, where Kolb will be the centerpiece of an offense that relies on LeSean McCoy (21), Jeremy Maclin (21), DeSean Jackson (23) and Brent Celek (25). The most tenured Eagles on offense are  Jamal Jackson (2003) and Todd Herremans (2005).

With 11 picks in the draft, including five in the top 100, the Eagles will not only get younger, but will be in prime position to make moves. Lombardi discussed the Eagles’ draft strategy in-depth Monday, noting defensive line, a pass rusher and cornerback should be priorities.

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