Mock Drafts Have Eagles Selecting Offensive Lineman
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By Spike Eskin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The 2012 NFL season ended for Eagles fans months ago, while the 2013 season began on January 16th, when the team hired Chip Kelly to be its next head coach.
Now that the Super Bowl is over , the sights for the Eagles and every other NFL team are set on April’s draft. This can mean only one thing; mock drafts. The Eagles have the fourth overall pick on April 25th, and have needs at almost every position.
CBS Sports draft experts Rob Rang and Dane Brugler agree on which player they’ll select first, Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel.
Joeckel is listed at 6’6″ and 310 pounds, and was first team All American for the Aggies this season. He also won the 2012 Outland Trophy, given to the best offensive lineman in college football.
The Eagles had big problems at offensive tackle in 2012, after losing Jason Peters, and later Todd Herremans to injury. Though the team expects both players to return, Demetress Bell was a disaster filling in for Peters, proving that depth at that position is not a bad thing.