NFL Mock Draft 2013: Will Matt Barkley be the top QB taken?

Robert Laberge

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

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.

For full analysis of each mock check here and here.

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
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