Originally posted on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 4/26/13
The Philadelphia Eagles addressed their offensive line needs in the No. 4 spot with the addition of OT Lane Johnson, who saw himself landing with the Eagles a week before the 2013 NFL Draft. Eagles’ head coach Chip Kelly needed a physical pass protector who is athletic enough to set up screens and roll out to block on the next level of the field of play to help spring the ball catcher into the secondary and beyond. And no one knows Johnson’s abilities better than his former head coach at the University of Oklahoma, Bob Stoops. “He’s worked hard, too. He’s always been one of our best workers in the weight room,” said Stoops in a released statement. “Sprints, running, I knew he’d run well. That didn’t surprise any of us. He’s worked hard with his body, too, to put himself in this position…We were always trying to find the best spot for Lane. He went from tight end to d-end to o-line, so we knew even before that [when Jarvis Jones was injured two springs ago] it was a possibility, and ag
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