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NFL Mock Draft 2016: Eagles take an offensive tackle from Ohio State

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The return of the mocks!

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The Philadelphia Eagles season is over and there are 108 days until the 2016 NFL Draft starts on April 28, so we're going to kill some time with our regular Mock Draft Monday series from now until then.

Bleeding Green Nation draft expert Ben Natan released a mock draft last week. He has the Eagles addressing the offensive line with the No. 13 overall pick.

"Jason Spriggs, Offensive Tackle, Indiana: There are a million different directions Philly could go in with this pick and it would make sense. Though I am tempted to give the team a receiver, it seems incredibly important to add an athlete to the offensive line. The line was a liability this season and Jason Peters looks like a shell of his former self. Spriggs could start day one at right tackle and the team would kick Lane Johnson to the left side. This would give the Eagles two athletic tackles to hold down their offense for the foreseeable future."

Meanwhile, Dan Kadar of SB Nation's Mocking the Draft released his latest 2016 NFL Mock Draft and the Eagles' pick Ohio State offensive tackle Taylor Decker.

"It was really tempting to go with a quarterback here. Instead, the choice is Decker, a tackle who can come in and play on the left or right side. Maybe a teammate of his can be brought in later in the draft at quarterback..."

It's no surprise to see offensive lineman mocked to the Eagles. Philadelphia has one of the oldest offensive lines in the NFL and they haven't spent a draft pick on a lineman since Lane Johnson in 2013. The soon-to-be-34-year-old Jason Peters could potentially be a cap casualty this offseason. Even if he sticks around, the Eagles will need a tackle for the future. Johnson could slide over to left tackle while the rookie gets his start on the right side of the line. The 21-year-old Decker measures in at 6-7, 315 pounds.

And for those unaware of the quarterback Kadar references in his blurb, that's Cardale Jones.

So what do you think of this pick?