The first practice under new Eagles coach Chip Kelly was notable for two things: the faster pace and the splitting of first-team reps between quarterbacks Michael Vick and Nick Foles.

The Eagles are one of eight teams with new head coaches allowed to hold a voluntary minicamp over these three days, which Kelly said is “invaluable.” He hinted that it could even affect the Eagles’ strategy during the NFL draft from April 25-27.

“It’s difficult at times to make an evaluation on some guys just watching film,” Kelly said. “(On film), you’re just kind of watching athletic ability and going through it. But when you see them on the field for three straight days, running around doing things, it gives you a better understanding of what your team is and kind of where they are.”

Kelly started to get that impression Tuesday. He said all 74 players were in attendance, a sign they wanted to make a good impression on the new coach.

That included the quarterbacks.

Kelly had said ever since he was hired in January that it was going to be an open competition. That began Tuesday. The practice consisted of five periods — three full-team sessions and two 7-on-7s. Contact is not allowed.

Kelly said Vick took the snaps in the first 7-on-7 drill, while Foles took the snaps on the first team-wide drills. Kelly said Dennis Dixon took some snaps with the first team, too.

“It’s even,” Kelly said. “They both took reps with the ones, so the depth chart for us, it’s not a big deal. (Quarterback coach Billy Lazor) is just rolling them. We just want them to get reps. The depth chart is more like a seating chart than a depth chart.”

Asked how they did, Kelly responded: “Their command and their presence out there was certainly evident to me. All of them. The ball kind of came off their hand. There wasn’t a guy in there, like, ‘Wow, he’s a little bit behind.’ ”