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Hop on board the Matt Patchan bandwagon

I've been trying to find an offensive lineman who could be a target for the Eagles in the middle rounds and I know I found my guy with Matt Patchan. He's a 6'7'' athletic OT from Boston College that was invited to the senior bowl during the last day of practice, but really held his own in one on one drills, enough at least to catch my eye.

We all know about the aging starters along the offensive line. All 5 starters are more than likely going to be back, which is great, but eventually their replacements will be needed. Allen Barbre proved to me that he is one of the best back up offensive lineman in the NFL, but he's not young either.

Our young depth is really a mystery. No one here knows what the expectations are for players like Michael Bamiro and Matt Tobin. Dennis Kelly performed admirably for a 5th round rookie 2 years ago, but with his back injury and lack of athleticism, I don't know if he will ever see the field for the Eagles again.

Their are only 2 offensive lineman in this draft that are good enough to be considered BPA at pick 22 and both will be long gone by then. Jake Matthews is a stud and will be a good LT for a long time. Greg Robinson is one of my favorite players in the draft. He would be able to compete with Todd for the starting RG spot and eventually slide to RT when Lane Johnson takes over for Peters in a couple years. But that won't happen.

Enter number 77 Matt Patchan...

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