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Mel Kiper: Eagles will have offensive line options in the 2nd round

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By far the most popular position for the Eagles in mock drafts over the past few months is offensive tackle. Most of the time it's Eric Fisher, but Luke Joeckel and even Lane Johnson have popped up a number of times as well.

But those are all projections for the first round pick. If the Eagles go elsewhere with that #4 pick, ESPN's Mel Kiper says they'll still have good offensive line options with the 35th overall pick.

"I think you look at the offensive line, particularly the right tackle," Kiper said in a recent conference call. "If it's Menelik Watson from Florida State, Kyle Long from Oregon. He could play right tackle, left All England Club. He played for Chip Kelly at Oregon. Kyle Long, if he's still there, would be a viable option for the Philadelphia Eagles. Coaches like familiar players. Obviously Kyle Long has a ton of versatility. He has the bloodlines with his father Howie and his brother Chris. I think he would have to be in the discussion along with Menelik Watson from Florida State."

Grabbing a lineman in the second could also be an option if the Eagles choose to trade back in the first. As we discussed yesterday, if a guy like Eric Fisher drops to the #4 pick, the Birds are likely to have a number of teams calling to move up.

If they were able to score extra picks there, still get a top 15 prospect as well as a high upside OT in the second... I imagine Howie Roseman would feel pretty good coming out of the draft.