Chip Kelly apparently learned something from his time in the Pac-12: he wants all of the conference's players on his NFL team.
With the 22nd pick of the 5th round, the Eagles picked safety Ed Reynolds, who joins Zach Ertz in green and white.
Scouts had mixed views of Reynolds as a prospect coming into the draft - but their unclear perspectives don't matter now - and he should be right at home on the east coast. Reynolds' father played for both the Patriots and the Giants, so he's somewhat familiar with the tumultuous NFC East already.
Reynolds might be able to compete for a starting spot at the jumbled safety position in Philadelphia, and he's definitely make his mark on special teams this fall. Reynolds may need a bit of an adjustment period to covering NFL wideouts, but he proved he's a capable and aggressibe tackler in 2013, finishing third on the team in tackles.
And in case you're curious: Reynolds had six tackles in the Cardinal's upset win at Autzen in 2012.
Can't believe I'm now a professional football player now. God is good. So happy to spend this moment wit family and friends #BirdGang— Ed Reynolds (@ed_reynolds29) May 10, 2014
Keep that chip on your shoulder @ed_reynolds29!!! They will respect us... Congrats!!!— Michael Thomas (@Michael31Thomas) May 10, 2014
Congrats @ed_reynolds29 well deserved! Kid knows how to do it all!— Sam Schwartzstein (@SamHaammer) May 10, 2014
Not sure how Ed Reynolds will turn out in the NFL but pretty sure Chip wanted him on his team and not to play against him.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) May 10, 2014
Bout damn time! S/O @ed_reynolds29— Drew Terrell (@RealontheRise04) May 10, 2014
Congrats to the homie @ed_reynolds29 !!!— Stepfan Taylor (@KULABAFI) May 10, 2014