2013 NFL Mock Draft: Could Luke Joeckel drop to the Eagles?

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Check out our 2013 Eagles mock draft central for more opinions on who could be the #4 pick in April.

Our pal Dan Kadar from Mocking the Draft dropped his latest mock this AM and has a familiar name going to the Eagles at #4, Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel.

The hiring of Chip Kelly was a big splash for the Eagles. Could they look to splash again in the draft? On the surface, an offensive tackle doesn't make a lot of waves. (Sorry for the water-based rhetoric)

However, drafting arguably the best player in the draft with the fourth overall pick should be viewed as an excellent move. Having his franchise left tackle set for years would allow Kelly to tinker with the skill positions going forward.

For all the reasons Dan said, this would be a homerun pick for the Eagles. Every successful NFL franchise has a cornerstone LT so adding Joeckel would be a coup. Even if Jason Peters is back to full health next year, Joeckel could play on the right or even move inside for a year or so like Shawn Andrews did. Or maybe Peters moves around. Either way, he represents a massive upgrade to the offense up front.

Related: Top 5 players at each position in 2013 draft

Here's Dan's full mock, but be sure to check out MTD for the full explanations of each pick.

Pick Team Player
1 Kansas City Chiefs Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
2 Jacksonville Jaguars Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
3 Oakland Raiders Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
4 Philadelphia Eagles Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
5 Detroit Lions Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
6 Cleveland Browns Barkevious Mingo, OLB/DE, LSU
7 Arizona Cardinals Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
8 Buffalo Bills Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State
9 New York Jets Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
10 Tennessee Titans Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
11 San Diego Chargers Lane Johnson, LT, Oklahoma
12 Miami Dolphins Dion Jordan, OLB/DE, Oregon
13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
14 Carolina Panthers Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
15 New Orleans Saints Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
16 St. Louis Rams Keenan Allen, WR, California
17 Pittsburgh Steelers John Jenkins, DT, Georgia
18 Dallas Cowboys Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
19 New York Giants Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
20 Chicago Bears Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
21 Cincinnati Bengals Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
22 St Louis Rams (from WAS) Jonathan Cooper, G, North Carolina
23 Minnesota Vikings Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
24 Indianapolis Colts Shariff Floyd, DT, Florida
25 Seattle Seahawks DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
26 Green Bay Packers Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
27 Houston Texans Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
28 Denver Broncos Manti Te'o, MLB, Notre Dame
29 New England Patriots Eric Reid, S, LSU
30 Atlanta Falcons Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
31 Baltimore Ravens Kevin Minter, MLB, LSU
32 San Francisco 49ers D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina
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