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Eagles hosting top offensive tackle prospects

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The Eagles will host Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher on Wednesday night and will have Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel in for a visit next week, NFL Network’s Albert Breer reported.

The Eagles select No. 4 overall in Round One of the draft, which starts April 25.

Tackle doesn’t seem to be an overwhelming need for Philadelphia, but it’s understandable why the club would perform its due diligence on Fisher and Joeckel, two surefire first-rounders. The Eagles’ starting tackles, Jason Peters (left) and Todd Herremans (right) are 31 and 30 years old, respectively.

While Peters was a standout two seasons ago, he┬ámissed the entire 2012 campaign with an Achilles injury. However, he has reportedly indicated that he’s healthy. When in top form, Peters can be a very good player, but he will make close to $10 million in 2014, per Rotoworld figures. Herremans, a solid right tackle, can also play guard.

The Eagles will also host Oregon outside linebacker / defensive end Dion Jordan on Wednesday, Breer reported. Jordan played for new Eagles head coach Chip Kelly at Oregon.

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13 Responses to “Eagles hosting top offensive tackle prospects”
  1. ejm845 says: Apr 3, 2013 7:04 PM

    they have to draft a tackle.think back to last yr’s line play it was the worst in NFL history.nothing else matters if there line blows even if everyone is healthy they have zero depth

  2. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Apr 3, 2013 7:10 PM

    Tackle is definitely a need, when the Eagles have Demetress Bell and King Dunlap (and some other guy too? I removed last season from my memory) as your tackles and Peters coming back from a serious injury while being a bit aged, it shouldn’t be surprising at all that they’re looking into a highly rated tackle.

  3. cambam36 says: Apr 3, 2013 7:19 PM

    OL would be the smart, wise, conventional pick. But the entire team was in such disarray last year, I wouldn’t mind Millner, Jordan, or a DT either. T. Cole isn’t getting any younger, and Cary Williams is… Cary Williams.

  4. andyb02 says: Apr 3, 2013 7:26 PM

    It would be a pretty safe pick to draft a tackle.

  5. lakedog19352 says: Apr 3, 2013 7:33 PM

    For those who think that the Eagles line was so bad last year, at least they had an excuse with all their starters hurt. My Cowboys had all their starters intact and THAT was a bad line!!

  6. eaglesw00t says: Apr 3, 2013 7:34 PM

    I’m almost ashamed to see you have called Jason Peters “good” 2 years ago. He was an all pro, and arguably the best LT in the game.

    The question is, is he healthy.

    To me, taking one of the top tackles is a no brainer if one is there. Herremans was a much better LG than RT, and Mathis can play RG. Take Fischer or joeckel and its plug and play at RT

  7. dlux36 says: Apr 3, 2013 8:02 PM

    Millner!!! Been waiting for an Eric Allen…since, well Eric Allen

  8. dolphins4 says: Apr 3, 2013 9:03 PM

    The whole problem with last years team was the offensive line.They have to get younger there especially with Chip Kelly’s up tempo offense the old guys won’t be able to keep up.

  9. ibleedgreen45 says: Apr 3, 2013 9:24 PM

    I really like Jordan being tall and fast he would fit the 3-4 with ease – if anyone knows him it would be chip which is a major advantage considering at 4 u HAVE to hit – I do not think any corner is worth top 4 – both lines are the foundation for any team and we saw how having a bad oline can destroy your offense….I would be happy if we draft fish – luke or dion anyone else – well time would tell

  10. rgb2425 says: Apr 3, 2013 9:34 PM

    A lot of people in the media, sadly, make known that the Eagles OLine was awful last year without noting that 4/5 of the starters had season ending injuries. Plug the starters back in and you have a great offensive line. That being said, they need depth, not necessarily all-pros (though who wouldn’t mind an all pro?)

    I think the Eagles are simply exploring every option at the #4 pick, including trading back. I do believe they push hard to land EJ Manuel in the second. At the end of the day, however, with that #4 pick, I believe they take Millner or Jordan. Its going to the defensive side of the ball.

  11. eaglesfan206r13 says: Apr 3, 2013 9:41 PM

    @eagleswoot…. thats exactly what I just did on paper and it looks solid!! GO BIRDS!

  12. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 4, 2013 8:24 PM

    @lakedog19352

    Actually the Cowboys most definitely didn’t have all their starter healthy on the O line at all.

    How about center? Starter Costa only played one game all season (over 200 yards rushing that game agianst SB champ Ravens). They had to sign FA center Ryan Cook who was cut by the Dolphins. Guards were out with injuries often too.

    But still they need to upgrade big time. Wont see cowboy fan on here crying and makin’ excuses like pathetic super bowl-less eagle fans.

  13. oldbyrd says: Apr 5, 2013 10:00 AM

    With all the talent to be avail. at # 4 , Millner is a bad choice. Obviously a very good player but, how could you pass on Star, Eric or Luke plus Chips favorite Oregon Lineman who runs a 4.4 fourty. Millner, are you kidding. Did I mention The two def tackles?

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