2013 NFL mock draft: Eagles get the "Star" of the draft?

Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

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

Tony Pauline released his latest mock draft for USA Today this week and that's particularly notable for Eagles fans for a couple of reasons. For one, he's just a really good draft guy that covers a lot of college football and is someone worth following. The other is that he's well connected to the Eagles and does draft analysis for their website.

His Eagles pick is not exactly a new name, but it's not Luke Joeckel again, so that's at least a change. I love Joeckel and would be very happy with him as the pick, but for the purposes of these mock drafts... I'm a little bored.

Related: Top 5 players at each position in the 2013 draft

For the Eagles, Pauline has Star Lotulelei as the pick.

"Some will argue Lotulelei is the draft's top player," Pauline wrote. "He offers a remedy for the Eagles' porous run defense and the ability to line up in a 3-4 or 4-3."

Here's his full mock.

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

Related: 2013 NFL draft big board

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