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Eagles coaches are impressed with Jordan Matthews

Coming out of a spring that saw Eagles rookie Jordan Matthews earn rave reviews as the team's top pass-catcher, expectations around Philly's second-round pick continue to climb.

"You guys are seeing the same things we are," Eagles receivers coach Bob Bicknell told "He's looked very good so far."

Coach Chip Kelly wasted no time after the draft talking up Matthews as a candidate to man the slot alongside Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper. With DeSean Jackson out the door, the rookie is in good position to make an impact for a wideout group that Bicknell called "a little different this year" in terms of on-field skills.

"I think Matthews is really going to help them," one NFC scout told the newspaper. "That was a good pick. He could step right in and contribute for them. Can he start? Possibly, that depends on the other guys."

With his 4.46 speed and 6-foot-3 frame, Matthews turned heads during non-contact drills. Doing the same with pads on is a different world, but the Eagles dynamic rookie has a legitimate shot to earn a starting spot during training camp.

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