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Check out our 2013 Eagles mock draft central for more opinions on who could be the #4 pick in April.
Last week we talked about the possibility that Utah DT Star Lotulelei was being overrated by mock drafters and that other DTs, namely Florida's Sharrif Floyd, were rated higher in the eyes of NFL teams.
That may not be happening quite as often. More and more we're starting too see Floyd creep up mocks and Star slides down. Daniel Jeremiah's most recent mock draft was a good example of this.
Another examples of the rise of Floyd comes from Josh Norris on NFL.com, however, he doesn't seem the same slide for Star as others with both DTs going in the top 3. If there was a run on interior lineman at the top of the draft, that would certainly benefit the Eagles, who in this mock have Luke Joeckel dropping into their lap.
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.
I always do try to keep an open mind when reading these mocks, but there were certainly some head scratchers in here. Cordarelle Patterson as a top 10 pick surprises me and I'd be willing to bet that doesn't happen. Ditto for Kenny Vaccaro. Cornelius Carradine is a very good player, but he did tear his ACL in late November.
Check out the full analysis of each pick here
Related: 2013 NFL Mock Draft database
|1||Kansas City Chiefs||Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia|
|2||Jacksonville Jaguars||Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah|
|3||Oakland Raiders||Shariff Floyd, DT, Florida|
|4||Philadelphia Eagles||Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M|
|5||Detroit Lions||Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama|
|6||Cleveland Browns||Barkevious Mingo, OLB/DE, LSU|
|7||Arizona Cardinals||Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State|
|8||Buffalo Bills||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee|
|9||NY Jets||Dion Jordan, OLB/DE, Oregon|
|10||Tennessee Titans||Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas|
|11||San Diego Chargers||Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan|
|12||Miami Dolphins||Lane Johnson, LT, Oklahoma|
|13||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State|
|14||Carolina Panthers||Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri|
|15||New Orleans Saints||Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia|
|16||St. Louis Rams||Chance Warmack, G, Alabama|
|17||Pittsburgh Steelers||Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M|
|18||Dallas Cowboys||Johnathan Cooper, G, North Carolina|
|19||NY Giants||Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU|
|20||Chicago Bears||D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama|
|21||Cincinnati Bengals||Johnathan Cyprien, S, Florida International|
|22||St Louis Rams (from WAS)||Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia|
|23||Minnesota Vikings||Keenan Allen, WR, California|
|24||Indianapolis Colts||Datone Jones, DE, UCLA|
|25||Seattle Seahawks||Cornellius Carradine, DE, Florida State|
|26||Green Bay Packers||Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama|
|27||Houston Texans||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson|
|28||Denver Broncos||Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State|
|29||New England Patriots||Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia|
|30||Atlanta Falcons||Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State|
|31||Baltimore Ravens||Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State|
|32||San Francisco 49ers||D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina|