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The Philadelphia Eagles had a roller coaster of a year in 2016.
 The team started the year 3-0 Jahlani Tavai Jersey , and many in the greater Philadelphia area believed the team was headed back to the playoffs for the first time since 2013. The team began struggling due to late game coaching errors, inefficiency at the wide receiver position, and poor play at cornerback on defense. While spiralling in a downward direction, at least they came to the conclusion that they had a franchise player to build around in Carson Wentz, and now all they need to do is acquire more pieces through free agency and the 2017 NFL draft.The NFL draft has always been a place where teams retool their roster essentially on the cheap. Players coming out of college will not destroy a team salary cap wise Will Harris Jersey , and often times young players play above their value. Each team has specific needs for their teams, and the Philadelphia Eagles biggest needs are: cornerback, defensive end, wide receiver, and running back. There are a lot of intriguing prospects coming out of the 2017 NFL Draft pool. Not every great college player though fits what the Eagles need Austin Bryant Jersey , and this draft needs to help the team move in a positive direction.Here are 8 players the Philadelphia Eagles should consider drafting and 7 players they should avoid: CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Cam Newton said he couldn't throw the ball more than 30 yards last season because of an injured shoulder, which left him exposed to opposing defenses.Newton said in a 10-minute video it was "the most disheartening thing out of the whole year."The Panthers quarterback launched a new You Tube channel Thursday, detailing events before and after his surgery on Jan. 24 to repair a nagging right shoulder problem.Newton had arthroscopic surgery to clean out cartilage around the labrum and rotator cuff.The video shows Newton driving a Porsche on the way to hospital the morning of the surgery, his emotions pouring out as he describes how badly he wants to get healthy.He's shown before surgery in a hospital gown and afterward with a doctor Rashan Gary Jersey , who tells him, "the cartilage damage was not extensive as we had feared. ... but it was pretty swollen. So if we can get the motion back and keep it, then we will be pretty good."Newton said he felt "weak" and "vulnerable" at times last season, not fully understanding why he was in pain. But he kept playing, unwilling to give up on the season and a chance at the playoffs.He said the injury impacted his personal life Darnell Savage Jr. Jersey , including not wanting to be around family."I backed myself into a hole and I was hurting," Newton said.A few weeks after surgery, Newton was more upbeat and talked about his NFL future."A lot of people are saying they have seen the best of Cam Newton," Newton said. "I'm not here to knock on doors; I'm here to kick the (expletives) down. Seeing the doubt and hearing the whispers ... fuels me. That is what makes this comeback more extraordinary for me. That is what is going to make me even more dangerous."