The Eagles released their first depth chart today, which isn't completely meaningless, but at the same time shouldn't be taken all that seriously. Because we obsess about all things Eagles, let's over-analyze! Ten observations:
1) The Eagles list three wide receiver spots on their chart. Last year they listed two tight ends and two wide receivers. Brad Smith is listed as a starter, and Jordan Matthews is listed with the second team. Before you start screaming "But I thought Jordan Matthews was a future Hall of Famer?!?!?" just note that Matthews is a rookie, and rookies get listed lower on the depth chart than they should.
2) That same sentiment applies to Taylor Hart, who is listed below Brandon Bair. Hart can play, and will not only make the team, but will contribute as a rookie. Bair will likely do neither.
3) And once again, the same applies for Josh Huff, who is a lock to make the team, but if you went strictly by the depth chart, he'd be out. Listed ahead of him with the two's are Jeff Maehl and Arrelious Benn. I would agree that Maehl and Benn are fighting it out for that sixth WR spot.