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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08:  A general view during introductions proir to the start of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 08: A general view during introductions proir to the start of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have selected Louisville linebacker Marcus Smith with the 26th pick in the NFL draft after trading four spots down with the Cleveland Browns.

The 6-foot-3, 251-pound Smith is a versatile player with experience at defensive end. He projects at outside linebacker in Philadelphia’s 3-4 defense.

Smith is the first linebacker drafted in the first round by the Eagles since Jerry Robinson in 1979.

SLIDESHOW: Inside The 2014 NFL Draft 

Coach Chip Kelly passed on quarterback Johnny Manziel at No. 22 and sent the pick to the Browns for No. 26 and a third-round choice (No. 83). Kelly recruited Manziel at Oregon and recently said Johnny Football’s decision to go to Texas A&M broke his heart. But the Eagles are set at quarterback with Pro Bowl co-MVP Nick Foles.

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