Solid defense, slim picks shift priorities for Eagles | delawareonline | The News Journal: "This year's draft is rife with hybrid defensive end/linebackers, a position both the Eagles and Ravens like.
The Eagles found linebacker/end Trent Cole in the fifth round in 2005, and he became a Pro Bowl defensive end. Gocong played defensive end in college before converting into a linebacker. And Chris Clemons, signed earlier this offseason to be a situational pass rusher, played both positions in Oakland.
Purdue's Cliff Avril and Auburn's Quentin Groves are considered hybrids who could go in the second or third round. Groves said more NFL teams are going with hybrid linebackers to beef up the pass rush."