Eagles Draft Picks 2012: OT Dennis Kelly Selected 153rd Overall

The Eagles made a need pick in the fifth round with offensive tackle Dennis Kelly from Purdue. Prior to this draft, King Dunlap was the only backup OT on the roster, so the Eagles were clearly going to come out of this draft with some depth along the line.

Kelly is a huge guy at 6-8, 306. So he's kind of in the mold of King Dunlap. He actually played tight end before moving to left tackle, where he was named team captain and twice won the offensive MVP at Purdue.

Here's a Pro Football Weekly Scouting Report

Tall, lean, high-waisted, finesse pass protector still growing into his frame — needs to continue filling out and getting stronger. Tough and durable. Places his hands and can pop and recoil. Plays upright, shows some stiffness and struggles to quickly redirect or cut off fast-flowing linebackers. Experienced, three-year starter with terrific football character and a team-first attitude.

Clearly a developmental player meant for depth.

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