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Fifth Round: Eagles Take DE Taylor Hart

Posted May 10, 2014

Head coach Chip Kelly and defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro know a thing or two about the Eagles' fifth-round pick.

With the second pick acquired in a trade with the Houston Texans, the Eagles selected former Oregon defensive end Taylor Hart with the 141st overall selection. A 6-foot-6, 281 pounds, Hart played both defensive end and tackle for the Ducks. He was the team's co-MVP last season as he registered 75 total tackles and was second on the squad with 3.5 sacks.

Analysis from NFL.com:

STRENGTHS: Terrific size and length. Good eyes and awareness. Plays on his feet. Holds his ground at the point. Gains extension and can stack and shed. Collapses the pocket. Good range and pursuit effort. Closes hard. Strong wrap tackler (very good production) -- snares ball carriers and drags them to the turf. Good soldier who falls in line willingly and has clean character. Three-year starter.

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