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Eagles select USC QB Matt Barkley
By Associated Press

The Philadelphia Eagles traded up to select the Southern California quarterback with the first pick of the fourth round.

Matt Barkley joins Michael Vick, Nick Foles and Dennis Dixon, giving the Eagles an obvious quarterback controversy.

Barkley was chosen with the 98th overall pick. Philadelphia gave Jacksonville a fourth-round pick (101) and a seventh-rounder (210) to move ahead of Kansas City and take Barkley.

The Eagles chose North Carolina State safety Earl Wolff in the fifth round.

They took Utah defensive end Joe Kruger, Oregon State cornerback Jordan Poyer and Oklahoma defensive end David King in the seventh round.

In his first NFL draft, coach Chip Kelly chose Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson at No. 4 overall in the first round, Stanford tight end Zach Ertz in the second round and LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan in the third round.

The selection of Barkley was the biggest surprise.

Former Eagles coach Andy Reid, now the Chiefs' coach, likely would've taken Barkley at 99, and also tried to move up to get him at 98.



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