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High-tempo offenses are becoming more common in the NFL, with teams trying to imitate the success of teams such as the New England Patriots, and the Philadelphia Eagles hired former Oregon coach Chip Kelly with that in mind.
Teams need the right personnel to run that type of attack, and while the right quarterback is a big part of the plan, there is also a need for versatile skill-position players. Their ability to line up at multiple positions allows an offensive coordinator to throw various looks at a defense while dictating matchups and not allowing the defense to substitute.
Here are three players in the 2013 draft class who have the skill set to make an impact in high-tempo packages. And because defenses will need to evolve in response to these attacks, I've also included a defensive player with the skill set to make a defensive coordinator's adjustments much easier.
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