When we last checked in with CBS sports draft duo of Rob Rang and Dane Brugler, both men had the Eagles taking Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel with the #4 overall pick. That was a little over 10 days ago and even though literally nothing has changed with these prospects... their mock drafts have changed!
Not that we mind, because we like to see lots of different names. Now for Brugler, things have changed elsewhere in his draft, but he's still got the Eagles taking Joeckel.
Just like other positions on the Eagles' depth chart, offensive tackle looked to be a strength, but injuries have really taken a toll on this team. 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.
Rang has a change, with the Eagles instead grabbing Utah DT Star Lotulelei.
When Chip Kelly's offense struggled at Oregon it was usually due to the presence of a dominant interior defensive lineman (as in former Auburn standout Nick Fairley in the 2010-11 BCS Championship Game). As such, expect Kelly to push for a premium defensive tackle if in position to land one. Adding the versatile Lotulelei would give the Eagles a fearsome duo inside, considering the investment made a year ago in Fletcher Cox.
|Pick||Team||Rob Rang's picks||Dane Brugler's picks|
|1||Kansas City Chiefs||Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M||Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia|
|2||Jacksonville Jaguars||Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State||Barkevious Mingo, OLB/DE, LSU|
|3||Oakland Raiders||Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M||Shariff Floyd, DT, Florida|
|4||Philadelphia Eagles||Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah||Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M|
|5||Detroit Lions||Barkevious Mingo, OLB/DE, LSU||Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State|
|6||Cleveland Browns||Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia||Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama|
|7||Arizona Cardinals||Matt Barkley, QB, USC||Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan|
|8||Buffalo Bills||Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee|
|9||NY Jets||Dion Jordan, OLB/DE, Oregon||Dion Jordan, OLB/DE, Oregon|
|10||Tennessee Titans||Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri||Chance Warmack, G, Alabama|
|11||San Diego Chargers||Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan||Lane Johnson, LT, Oklahoma|
|12||Miami Dolphins||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee||Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State|
|13||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama||Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M|
|14||Carolina Panthers||Shariff Floyd, DT, Florida||Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah|
|15||New Orleans Saints||Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU||Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia|
|16||St. Louis Rams||Chance Warmack, G, Alabama||Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas|
|17||Pittsburgh Steelers||Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama||Keenan Allen, WR, California|
|18||Dallas Cowboys||Kawann Short, DT, Purdue||Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri|
|19||NY Giants||Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford||Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU|
|20||Chicago Bears||Lane Johnson, LT, Oklahoma||Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame|
|21||Cincinnati Bengals||Kevin Minter, MLB, LSU||Datone Jones, DE, UCLA|
|22||St Louis Rams (from WAS)||Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas||Johnathan Cooper, G, North Carolina|
|23||Minnesota Vikings||Keenan Allen, WR, California||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson|
|24||Indianapolis Colts||Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington||Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State|
|25||Seattle Seahawks||Datone Jones, DE, UCLA||Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama|
|26||Green Bay Packers||D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama||Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State|
|27||Houston Texans||Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia||Kevin Minter, MLB, LSU|
|28||Denver Broncos||Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State||Kawann Short, DT, Purdue|
|29||New England Patriots||Matt Elam, S, Florida||Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia|
|30||Atlanta Falcons||Alex Okafor, DE, Texas||Cornellius Carradine, DE, Florida State|
|31||Baltimore Ravens||John Jenkins, DT, Georgia||Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington|
|32||San Francisco 49ers||Manti Te'o, MLB, Notre Dame||Manti Te'o, MLB, Notre Dame|