The Eagles will spend the next several months talking about “fast tracks” and “developing” and trying to get their draftees ready to play in time for the season opener in Washington on Sept. 9.

Their goal was to create competition at positions that were problems during their 4-12 season in 2012. The Eagles feel they accomplished this both in free agency and in the NFL draft.

Yet they curiously waited until the fifth round to take a safety in Earl Wolff and the seventh to take a cornerback in Jordan Poyer.

Those spots were easily the Eagles’ biggest needs. Yet 12 safeties and 27 cornerbacks were chosen before Wolff and Poyer, respectively.