Eagles Mock Draft Roundup
Throughout the course of the next several months, let this page serve as your Eagles mock draft headquarters.
We’ll constantly update the following table with projections for who the Eagles could select with the fourth overall pick.
Last updated: Feb. 18
Player Position School Explanation
Russ Lande, NFP Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan After an outstanding week at the Senior Bowl, where he convinced everyone in attendance that he can be a high end starter, the Eagles know selecting him gives them insurance in case Peters has any issues and stabilizes the right tackle position if Peters is back to his old form for the 2013 season.
Tony Pauline, USA Today Star Lotulelei DT Utah Some will argue Lotulelei is the draft's top player. He offers a remedy for the Eagles' porous run defense and the ability to line up in a 3-4 or 4-3.
Mel Kiper Jr./ESPN Dee Milliner CB Alabama You might expect Chip Kelly to score points, but he's always put a great emphasis on his defense too. Milliner has elite grades in terms of awareness and ball skills, and he's a physical corner who can push wideouts off routes. And he can flat-out tackle.
Todd McShay/ESPN Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M West Virginia QB Geno Smith is a possibility here, but Joeckel is one of the top three overall prospects in this class and would be tough to pass up. New head coach Chip Kelly favors smaller, more athletic linemen like Joeckel, who would take care of a desperate need for an overall talent and depth upgrade along the offensive line.
Gil Brandt/NFL.com Chance Warmack OG Alabama The Eagles fill a need by making Warmack the first guard picked in the top 10 since 1997.
Matt Miller, Bleacher Report Star Lotulelei DT Utah Star Lotulelei has a chance to be the first player off the board for Kansas City, so finding him here at No. 4 is a steal for the Eagles. Lotulelei's versatility will allow him to play tackle or end, depending on the front used, and is a great pairing with 2012 first-rounder Fletcher Cox.
Josh Norris, NFL.com Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M Obviously, if Chip Kelly has full confidence that Jason Peters will return to form, this pick might not happen. Joeckel showed a few rough edges against Florida, but he fits the style of offense Kelly ran at Oregon -- if that is indeed the direction he intends to go.
Bucky Brooks, NFL.com Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia None.
Daniel Jeremiah/NFL.com Star Lotulelei DT Utah The Eagles are focused on getting bigger on defense as they adjust their scheme with a new coaching staff. Lotulelei would form an excellent tandem with last year's first-round pick, Fletcher Cox.
Charles Davis/NFL.com Star Lotulelei DT Utah None.
Albert Breer/NFL.com Dee Milliner CB Alabama None.
Peter Schrager/Fox Sports Dee Milliner CB Alabama He’s the next in a long line of great Alabama corners to enter the NFL Draft. He’ll be a good fit in Philly.
Rob Rang/CBS Sports Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M The safer choice might be to wait until a round or two for a passer better suited to the scheme (perhaps Florida State's E.J. Manuel or Arizona's Matt Scott) and add the left tackle capable of protecting him here in Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel, NFLDraftScout.com's top-rated overall prospect.
Dane Brugler, CBS Sports Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M Although Jason Peters' injury situation will be a factor in Philadelphia choosing a tackle - as will the type of offensive linemen new head coach Chip Kelly seeks - Joeckel has the chance to grow into one of the NFL's best.
Don Banks/SI.com Geno Smith QB West Virginia Smith's talents aren't a perfect mesh for Kelly's up-tempo offense, but he's got enough mobility to get the job done, and his pocket-passing skills are NFL ready.
Optimum Scouting Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M Up for consideration for this pick is Ryan Nassib, who may be a sneaky good fit for this Chip Kelly/West Coast offense hybrid, but would be a reach here, Eric Fisher, who may work better in space for Chip Kelly’s offense, or Joeckel, who still retains the value of the drafts best tackle, for now. It’s no lock that Joeckel is the best (reviewing his film to compare he and Fisher), but at this point, the Eagles go with the best OT in the draft.
Scott Wright/Draft Countdown Damontre Moore DE/OLB Texas A&M Moore was tasked with replacing Von Miller in College Station and even though those were big shoes to fill he was up to the challenge. Moore racked up 38.5 tackles for a loss and 21.0 sacks the past two seasons for the Aggies and was arguably the nations most explosive pass rusher.