This selection was made by Josh Hill of FanSided.com.
With the fourth pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select Luke Joeckel, offensive tackle, Texas A&M.
The Eagles wet dream has finally come true. Despite the fact that numerous people have said Joeckel is a first overall talent, he slipped down to Chip Kelly and the Eagles at fourth overall.
While Kelly would love to have a young, mobile quarterback to run his offense, Joeckel is key to ensuring that what happened last year doesn’t happen again. He’s a massive left tackle who frankly faced much stiffer competition in the SEC than Eric Fisher did, meaning the Eagles got a real steal with this one.
Geno Smith isn’t a bad option for the Eagles, but when it comes down to needs, if Joeckel’s name is on the board, we don’t have a unit of measurement low enough to accurately describe the amount of time it will take for the Eagles to take him. The only other thing they’d do here is trade down with a team who really wants Joeckel, but that deal would need to be extremely rich in order for the Eagles to pass up Joeckel.
Here is how the draft currently stands:
1. Kansas City Chiefs — Eric Fisher, offensive tackle, Central Michigan
2. Jacksonville Jaguars — Dion Jordan, defensive end, Oregon
3. Oakland Raiders — Sharrif Floyd, defensive tackle, Florida
4. Philadelphia Eagles — Luke Joeckel, offensive tackle, Texas A&M