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Eagles able to get Lane Johnson fourth overall

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The Eagles were able to get their tackle, and they didn’t have to trade up to do it, taking Oklahoma’s Lane Johnson fourth overall.

With the Dolphins trading up a spot in front of them to get Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan with the third pick, the way was clear for the Eagles to get their needed pass-protector.

The Dolphins likely thought new Eagles coach Chip Kelly was going to reunite with his pass-rusher, but the Eagles had to have someone to keep Michael Vick (or Nick Foles) on his feet.

Johnson’s athletic enough to be able to handle Kelly’s fast-paced style, and gives them some cover at a position that was threadbare when Jason Peters was injured last year.

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36 Responses to “Eagles able to get Lane Johnson fourth overall”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Apr 25, 2013 8:46 PM

    Silly Eagles. You will be in last place for the next decade. McNabb ain’t walking through that door. Kerrigan, Jackson, Rak will eat this guy alive. #RedskinslaughatPhilly

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Apr 25, 2013 8:47 PM

    Redskins own the NFC East.

  3. FlyFromTheInside says: Apr 25, 2013 8:48 PM

    They will need him to deal with the NFC East LB’s

  4. dlr4skins says: Apr 25, 2013 8:50 PM

    The new doormat for the NFC East!

  5. boogymanoflamancha says: Apr 25, 2013 8:52 PM

    Love the pick

  6. rooster34 says: Apr 25, 2013 8:53 PM

    Compare him to Jason Smith, Rams #2 pick in 2009

  7. laxman1944 says: Apr 25, 2013 8:55 PM

    I quote “animal House”……….”Need the dudes”

  8. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 25, 2013 8:55 PM

    Ware will school this clown. Can’t wait to watch it.

  9. saints4life57 says: Apr 25, 2013 8:57 PM

    God I hate the Eagles! Love the pick though! Should help their O-Line out a lot! Good pick for a crappy team! : )

  10. jh500 says: Apr 25, 2013 8:57 PM

    Bust.

    Vick is going to be taken out on a stretcher.

  11. wydok says: Apr 25, 2013 9:00 PM

    Solid pick.

  12. illbringdabeers says: Apr 25, 2013 9:04 PM

    At least he’s not a 50 year old firefighter like the last O-Lineman they used a first rounder on…

  13. djphilly1 says: Apr 25, 2013 9:05 PM

    I was hoping for Dion Jordan… Johnson may be a reach, but a relatively safe pick. Let’s get EJ Manuel!

  14. dolphins4 says: Apr 25, 2013 9:07 PM

    Great pick by the Eagles .The line was getting old plus this guy is a great athlete.

  15. therealtrenches says: Apr 25, 2013 9:18 PM

    Johnson’s hardly a reach, and may turn out to be the best of the three tackles drafted.

  16. jazz607 says: Apr 25, 2013 9:23 PM

    Get a clue, the Redskins are overrated and stink!

  17. laxman1944 says: Apr 25, 2013 9:25 PM

    LT’s Do not grow on trees……..for the trash by The OTHER NFC East teams……..y’all sound concerned a bit…

  18. jaredo10 says: Apr 25, 2013 9:25 PM

    So many haters on this website. Oh well I guess that means the eagles own what team you root for. keep hating Eagles all day babyyy

  19. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 25, 2013 9:27 PM

    @laxman1944

    You’re right we are very worried about Lance and the eagles. LOL

  20. somekat says: Apr 25, 2013 9:28 PM

    I would of rather had Fisher, but it’s not like they didn’t take him. I think this kid is a solid pick. He should be able to step in at RT right away. Slide Herremans in to G, and assuming Peters Herremans and Kelce are healthy, their O-line looks pretty solid (Reports are Peters and Herremans are ahead of schedule, Kelce isn’t). The biggest question becomes if you want to slide Herremans over the the left side and set up a dominant side (like him and Peters were before Herremans was moved to RT) or leave him at RG to help the inexperienced RT.

    After he gets 2 years in the league, he should be ready to flip over to LT, and either have Peters flip with him, or move on. But unlike Joekel and Fisher, he will have the advantage of not having to start on the left side, and match up against the premier pass rushers each week. Assuming Albert isn’t a Chief by the season, Fisher and Joekel have to step into that spot day 1. You would have to assume Johnson is going to get much better over the next few years with his light experience at the postion

    Very solid pick IMO, although I still would of like to see them trade down and get an extra pick or two. But you don’t know if there was a trade there. But at this point, they could of traded down to 12-13 and still got either Star, or Floyd to help out up front on that 3-4. This pick should ensure the rest of the draft is focused on defense. None of the QB’s in this class are the answer. I don’t want to look back in 3 years at pro-bowl defenders on other teams because we took a shot on a QB that would normally be a 4th or 5th rounder. I think there are some very solid DL and S guys that will be there early 2nd and have pro-bowl potential.

  21. scrap7681 says: Apr 25, 2013 9:35 PM

    Wow, surprised to see Logicalvoicesays on here so late. Usually at this time he’s stuck in the basement “skiing” between his stepdad & his BFF!

  22. laxman1944 says: Apr 25, 2013 9:39 PM

    dallascowboysblahblah………….seriously????????…..”America’s Team”…..has done exactly what.????? In the last……oh I don’t 10 years…..please

  23. notoriousbri says: Apr 25, 2013 9:52 PM

    The pick fills a need.. Gets Watkins off the line..

    Cowboys? Really? 1 playoff win in the last 16 years.. U need to fire the gm.. Oh…wait…. He owns the team…. Righttttt … Good luck with the romo contract

  24. yevrag3535 says: Apr 25, 2013 9:54 PM

    Why are Redskin fan so old? Still living in the past?

  25. upperdecker19 says: Apr 25, 2013 9:55 PM

    The Danny Watkins era…..thankfully…..ends!

  26. diegiantsdie says: Apr 25, 2013 9:56 PM

    philly now has the two best tackles in the east. suck it

  27. dlr4skins says: Apr 25, 2013 10:00 PM

    jaredo10 says: Apr 25, 2013 9:25 PM

    So many haters on this website. Oh well I guess that means the eagles own what team you root for. keep hating Eagles all day babyyy
    ———————————————————-

    No DB, they own the fourth pick not anyone in the East or any trophies in their empty case.

    Oh yeah, I just checked and the REDSKINS ARE STILL THE NFC EAST CHAMPIONS.

  28. NoDecaf says: Apr 25, 2013 10:05 PM

    laxman1944 says: Apr 25, 2013 8:55 PM

    I quote “animal House”……….”Need the dudes”

    ———————–

    Dues, need the dues.

  29. philly4lyfe says: Apr 25, 2013 10:30 PM

    one mediocre season and all of a sudden the deadskins are the team to beat? lol, right.

  30. yevrag3535 says: Apr 25, 2013 10:31 PM

    Logicalvoicesays, please either get a job or go to bed. It is time for you to stop, PLEASE…..

  31. fantom21 says: Apr 26, 2013 12:21 AM

    NFCEAST CHAMPIONS!! Redskins will make this guy regret ever being a good enough prospect for the lowly eagles to pick him with the fourth overall pick. #osakpoed #stickaforkinhim
    Stick a F.O.R.K in him
    Fletcher orakpo Riley Kerrigan #DEFENDINGNFCEASTCHAMPS

  32. drexelvol says: Apr 26, 2013 12:23 AM

    “laxman1944 says: Apr 25, 2013 8:55 PM

    I quote “animal House”……….”Need the dudes””

    Retard. If you’re going to quote a movie, please do it correctly. It’s “We need the dues.” As in money. Numbnuts.

  33. eatitfanboy says: Apr 26, 2013 12:38 AM

    I think people need to stop with this idea that college coaches are going to favor their own players. If Jordan and Johnson had both been on the board, the Eagles probably would STILL have taken Johnson- they have no shot next year if they can’t keep the heat off of Vick.

    The Bills, much to their credit, were able to use this assumption by everyone else that they would favor Nassib because Marrone coached him to totally hide their interest in Manuel.

    It’s not like the whole “college coach will sign all his old players” theory has ever really worked out- remember when everyone was so certain that Pete Carroll would sign Matt Leinart a couple of years back?

  34. phillybirds22 says: Apr 26, 2013 2:26 AM

    solid no brainer pick for Chip Kelly… You cant miss with this guy cuz he’s a FREAK

  35. clif187 says: Apr 26, 2013 6:00 AM

    Knowledge of the game average.

  36. dshane71 says: Apr 26, 2013 9:32 AM

    Hey, if he doesn’t work out at tackle he can play Tight End, or Quarterback. With 4.7 speed, he’s probably faster than Foles.

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