Mel Kiper talks Eagles 2013 draft

Gregory Shamus

As depressing as it is to write about the draft in early November, we'd have to say it's relevant at this point. ESPN's Mel Kiper took a look at the needs of every team at midseason and forecasted their top pick. Here's what he had to say about the Eagles, who he lists as having needs at OL, QB & CB.

It's hard to call any single area a glaring problem without taking injuries into the equation for Philly. For instance, no team allows pressure at a higher rate, but that's in part due to a series of injuries across the offensive line, and because Michael Vick simply holds onto the ball so long that any O-line can look porous in front of him. If Andy Reid had a QB who got the ball out quickly, would we consider it such a problem? I don't expect Vick to be back in 2013 (will Reid?), but we can't just assume Nick Foles will be handed the keys because the roster has enough talent to win. The Eagles could find a QB to develop, but could they swing a trade for one, as well? Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie could be elsewhere and Nnamdi Asomugha is getting older, so corner will also need a look.

He has the Eagles taking Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan. It's certainly not a sexy pick and its clear that there are a lot of different ways this team could go, but a cornerstone to rebuild this offensive line from would be a good start.

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