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Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly added eight selections with his first NFL Draft. Kelly’s debut draft class features three offensive players and five defensive players, all who fit specifically under Kelly’s vision for the future of the organization.
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Former Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles with the third overall pick in the NFL Draft less than 24 hours ago, but he has already given the Philly media a glimpse into the type of guy that he is. Most rookies focus on trying to say and do the right things when they first come into the NFL, but Johnson felt the urge to screw with Jeff McLane...
Entering into the mythology of athlete food and drink consumption, and along the lines of drinking 64 beers in a cross-country flight, is none other than Philadelphia Eagles first round draft pick, Lane Johnson. Johnson, a former high school quarterback, who gained over 100LBs since, is being presented to fans of the Eagles as some kinda folklore. Johnson is even playing into it...
The First-Round of the 2013 NFL draft is finally over, and it’s time to compare what the teams in the 2013 NFC East draft class did to become the division winner in 2013. The Philadelphia Eagles kicked off the East with the 4th overall pick.
4. Philadelphia Eagles select: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
Lane Johnson proves uncertainty with Jason Peters. Peters’ ruptured Achilles...
QuarterbacksEverybody is trying to figure out why Chip Kelly and the Eagles decided to trade up and draft USC quarterback Matt Barkley in the fourth round.
I was shocked at the move myself, until I stepped back and considered the obvious. Kelly and his staff aren’t sure about any of the Eagles quarterbacks. Are any of [...](Read more...)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. You wanted Matt Barkley. We get that.
We get that youd have been happy with Ryan Nassib, because he was universally touted as being a first-round talent that is, right up until the part where the first round actually happened. And, heck, wasnt Tyler Wilson supposed to fit, hand-in-glove, with a West Coast Offense?
But get this, kids: Between 1991-2011, a healthy...
Round 1, No. 4Lane Johnson, OT, OklahomaBefore transferring to Oklahoma, Johnson was a 6'6", 220-pound quarterback at Kilgore College than switched to tight end in 2009. Once he got to Oklahoma, he added weight and moved to defense before switching to offensive line in 2011. Johnson has the competitive drive that every NFL team wants in the position. He does a great job...
The Philadelphia Eagles 2013 Draft Class. Image via the Philadelphia Eagles Facebook page.
While the news of the Philadelphia Eagles’ selection of Matt Barkley was still setting in, the Eagles were still busy making their remaining picks in the 2013 NFL Draft. The four picks following Barkley for the Birds were all on defense. To round out their selections, the Eagles drafted S...
The nature of drafting QBs that even people who don't follow college football have heard of is that they have far more interest for the general public than any other position. The Eagles are about to learn all about this as Matt Barkley, once a top-10 lock and eventually a fourth-round gamble, joins the flock.
The thing about QBs... unless we're about to enter...
David King proudly wears his new Eagles green. Photo via King’s Instagram.
The 2013 Philadelphia Eagles draft class is set, and now one formality remains–following the rookies on Twitter, of course! Here are the details you need, along with a sampling of tweets from these young men s as they found out their new home in the ranks of professional football.
They are listed in alphabetical...
Chip Kelly's first pick in his NFL career, Lane Johnson, a predictable but great choice.His second pick, was tight end Zach Ertz who he was able to get in the second round, surely a steal.With his third pick, he got another steal, LSU's premiere defensive tackle Bennie Logan.With his fourth pick however, Chip made a move that shocked everyone from analyst to fan.After trading...
Green Bay and Buffalo are two of the top-five worst weather cities in the NFL, according to Weather.com -- cold temperatures, snow, and wind contribute to such a status.
With that in mind, some sunshine could be on the horizon in the form of two of the top picks headed to those respective cities, hailing from sunny Southern California.
UCLA defensive lineman Datone Jones, a Compton...
First Round: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
Philly must have been pretty scared when Miami traded up ahead of them, but they got their man anyways. Johnson is the third best OT in the draft, but I think he has the most potential out of the three. I think Chip Kelly can get a lot out of him. He will be a staple on that line for years to come. I think Johnson was one of the top...
NFLDraftTags: Philadelphia EaglesZach Ertz“Big people beat up little people.”
It is probably Chip Kelly’s most colorful quote early in his coaching career with the Eagles. It is also his method for draft picks. Kelly’s first two draft picks were geared toward the trenches. Lane Johnson, the 6-foot-6, 300-pound tackle from Oklahoma and Zach...
Here are eight things we gleaned from Round 1 of the NFL Draft, a quirky night of selections that resulted in seven offensive linemen and 10 D-line prospects coming off the board in the first 32 picks:
1. It's easy to feel indifferent about Eric Fisher (Chiefs), Luke Joeckel (Jaguars) and Lane Johnson (Eagles) going 1, 2, 4
To clarify, it's never a bad thing when NFL teams...
With the 2013 NFL Draft almost in the books, I think it’s safe to start diagnosing and criticizing Howie Roseman and Co.’s 2013 draft class. After all, the latter is what we do best here in Philadelphia isn’t it?
I’m not going to cover every draft pick in this article, I just want to talk about the most compelling three picks.
Let’s get right to it.