2013 NFL Mock Draft: SBNation writers mock first round is done

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

As we've done for the past probably 6 years, the NFL bloggers here at SBNation have gotten together to do a mock draft. The set up is simple, each writer plays GM for his team and makes the pick. There are no trades.

We will be doing a second around as well, which gets underway tomorrow.

For the Eagles first rounder, I chose Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher.

"If either of the top tackles fell to the Eagles, I think they'd be pretty happy, but especially so with Eric Fisher. As a better athlete than Luke Joeckel, Fisher should fit the more up-tempo style that Chip Kelly is likely to want to play."

"Plus, it's a need. The Eagles' offensive line struggled last year largely thanks to injuries to four out of five starters, but that's exactly why help is needed. There are no guarantees all come back healthy, and even if they do, Fisher still should represent an upgrade. If Jason Peters is ready to go at LT (a big "if"), Fisher could certainly slot over at RT for a few years. That would also allow the team to move Todd Herremans back inside, where he's been more effective than he was at RT."

Since then, we've learned that Jason Peters is evidently ready to go, but as you can see this really wouldn't change my mind. Fisher has played the right side before and if Michael Vick happens to be the QB next year, that's his blind side anyway. Our draft guy Dan Kadar liked the pick and the vast majority of readers gave me an "A." Yay for me.

Here's the full mock of our first round. For a full explanation and reaction to each pick, check out our storystream.

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