2013 NFL Mock Draft: No Manti Te'o in round one


Every year, as every media outlet in the nation churns out mock draft after mock draft certain names get stuck with certain teams. Sometimes it's because the guy is an obvious fit, but other times it's for narrative purposes. There has no better example of the latter than Manti Te'o to the Ravens this year.

9 out of 10 mock drafts have that as the final pick of the 1st round and have for months. But a bad combine workout and few other rising LBs are finally starting to break Manti's hegemony over mock drafters and the final pick. In his latest mock draft, SBNation's Dan Kadar has no Manti in round one at all.

For the Eagles, Dan has a familiar name in Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher.

Chip Kelly's up-tempo offense requires the offensive linemen to be athletic and have endurance. Fisher may not be a freaky athlete like Lane Johnson, but he'll be among the most athletic in the NFL straight away. He can play the left side if Jason Peters' injury conveners persist, but he also has some experience on the right side.

Fisher's athleticism would certainly be an asset in Chip Kelly's offense, but where would he play right away? Dan mentions that he has experience at RT and that's certainly an idea that's gaining steam. If the Eagles drafted a guy like Joeckel or Fisher, they could play on the right until Peters is done and in the meantime push Todd Herremans inside to to RG. The idea being that you fill all holes with one shot.

More: Herremans would be open to move to guard.

Of course, that means you've virtually given up on former first round pick Danny Watkins. With a new offensive line coach, a new system and a run first offense that could really match his skills... that may be something the Eagles aren't ready to do.

For full analysis of each pick, check out Mocking the Draft.

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