Grading the Eagles’ 2013 rookie class

With season one in the books for the Philadelphia Eagles rookies, it’s time to take a look back and evaluate the accomplishments and mistakes of the first five draft picks. Although they had eight picks overall, only these five made any sort of impact during their first year in the NFL: OT LANE JOHNSON The multitalented Oklahoma Sooner showed great signs of progress throughout...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Sooners Coach Bob Stoops Reflects On Eagles’ OT Lane Johnson

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...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Lane Johnson is now $20 million richer as Eagles #4 pick...but still a country boy at heart...

Should have listened to Mike Mayock, who called it... offensive tackle Lane Johnson (Oklahoma) is now an Eagle...           Lane Johnson, 6-6, 305, OT, Oklahoma...considered the "most athletic" tackle in the 2013 draft, mostly because of prior JC experience at QB and Tight End...             A value...
Via Eagles Eye
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles Had Lane Johnson Ranked Amongst The Top Four

Categories: BREAKING NEWS Eagles Draft News NFLDraftTags: Dion JordanEric FisherLane JohnsonLuke JoeckelPhiladelphia EaglesThe Eagles got one of the four players, Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson, that they considered to be head and shoulders above the crowd.  They had Johnson rated on the same level of Eric Fisher, Luke Joeckel and Dion Jordan, who were the players drafted...
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

SEC players selected early and often in Round 1

It was a good night for the big men, and a great one for the SEC. To the surprise of no one, Luke Joeckel, the junior offensive tackle from Texas A&M was the first SEC player taken in the NFL draft. He went second overall to Jacksonville right after Kansas City chose Eric Fisher from Central Michigan with No. 1 pick.What was a surprise was that three of the first four picks were...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Oklahoma OT Johnson No. 4 overall pick by Eagles

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Chip Kelly took size over glamour. The Philadelphia Eagles selected Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson with the No. 4 overall pick in Kelly's first NFL draft Thursday night. The 6-foot-6, 303-pound Johnson was the third tackle drafted among the first four picks. Johnson was a quarterback in high school and went to Oklahoma as a tight end. Kelly called...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 2013: Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher leads the way in the first round

History was made in more ways than one Thursday night in the first round of the NFL Draft! First, the Kansas City Chiefs in some ways may have turned some heads selecting Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher with the first overall pick passing on Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M and Lane Johnson of Oklahoma. [...]
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions select BYU DE Ziggy Ansah with the 5th pick

via The Big Lead With the three left tackles off the board in the first four picks, the Lions look a raw, able-bodied defensive end from BYU.  His name is Ezekiel Ansah, but you’ll know him as Ziggy.  He stands 6-5¼, 271 lbs. His numbers that mean nothing, but are overused by scouts and “experts”: Arm length: 35-1/8″ Hand size: 10-1/4″ 40-yard dash time: 4.73 Ziggy...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Instant Analysis: Dion Jordan To Miami Dolphins

It was the trade we all hoped would happen. The results, however, may leave Dolphins fans scratching their heads for a while.There is no doubt about the “potential of Dion Jordan and the chance to help the Miami defense improve from last season, but this is a team that is still crying for a tackle to replace Jake Long.Moving up to the third pick was a sure sign, at least in my...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Instant Analysis: Lane Johnson To Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia EaglesPick: No.4Player: Lane JohnsonPosition: Offensive Tackle School: Oklahoma Height/Weight: 303 lbsHow is the fit?Whether you like the pick or not, it's the best possible pick Chip Kelly could have made at this point. He is far and between the most athletic offensive lineman in the this year's draft, and reports out of Philly are already saying Chip runs...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Draft Lane Johnson at No. 4

Head coach Chip Kelly addressed that with their first pick in Thursday’s 2013 NFL Draft, selecting Oklahoma tackle Lane Johnson. Johnson will likely slide in at right tackle, working across from five-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters. Johnson was a Texas All-State quarterback as a senior in high school before being converted to tight [...]
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles Draft Lane Johnson With Fourth Overall Pick

With their first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Eagles drafted offensive tackle Lane Johnson out of Oklahoma. It was no secret that the Eagles were interested in drafting an offensive tackle at fourth overall. They had been linked to Johnson a lot as of late and it looked for a second like they may not have the opportunity to take Johnson. After Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel went...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

First Round NFL Draft Grades: Philadelphia Eagles

PICK: Lane Johnson, OT, OklahomaANALYSIS: 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 two players...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Chelsea Johnson – Lane Johnson’s Wife – Know Your NFL Draft Arm Candy

Ever heard of Oklahoma offensive lineman Lane Johnson? Probably not unless you are some sort of NFL Draft junkie who can…
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The Eagles NFL Draft Pick, Or Philadelphia's Dark Age Continues

You Do Have To Call Him Johnson This is the first time in 18 years that Philly sports teams have gone 0 for 4 in the act of going to the post-season (mostly because the Flyers almost always qualify, but still)... and it's not just that there's been losing, it's also that the losing has been ill-timed. (See Turner, Evan. I digress.) Consider this week's NFL Draft...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Ravens Considering A Possible Move Up For Oklahoma LT Lane Johnson?

Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Ravens will keep their eye on what happens with Oklahoma LT Lane Johnson. Preston adds that Baltimore could consider a possible move up for him if the cost is “reasonable.” The Ravens have 12 picks to work with and a clear need at left tackle, even though a few of these picks are compensatory selections and can’t be included...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Bolts could eye tackle at No. 11 in NFL draft

Left tackle? Left guard? Trade up? Trade down? Stay put? So many questions for the San Diego Chargers' rookie brain trust, and so many ways they can go in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night. Even casual Chargers fans who saw Philip Rivers scrambling for his well-being all last season know San Diego desperately needs to upgrade the left side of its line, particularly...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Mock Draft: 7.0

1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joekel, OT, Texas A&M - With Albert still being shopped around on the market, it's a lock at Kansas City takes an OT with the first overall pick. It will either be Joekel or  2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia- I'm backing to giving Smith to the Jaguars. My only real reason: people panic on draft day and select...
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April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Notes: Dolphins, Browns, Jets, Cardinals

Dolphins Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland isn’t “isn’t totally in love” with the idea of drafting Oklahoma OT Lane Johnson, even at No. 12 overall. Ireland reportedly “likes” Johnson, but has questions regarding his overall game. Ireland also sees some concerns as to how Florida State CB Xavier Rhodes would fit into their...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Rumors: Eagles To Shake Up Draft With 4th Pick?

Something tells me that either the Eagles or the Jaguars are going to pull a surprise in the top five picks of next week’s NFL draft.  Oklahoma left tackle Lane Johnson provided some support for my theory as it pertains to the Eagles today: “It’s a good possibility,”  Johnson told Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer (via of his chances of landing...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Chiefs Could Be Leaning Towards Taking Eric Fisher No. 1 Overall

Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network “wouldn’t be shocked” if the Kansas City Chiefs elected to take Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher with No. 1 overall pick next Thursday. Jeremiah adds that there’s a “lot of buzz” supporting this idea right now. Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel has been the consensus first pick in the draft for months now, even there has been an...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Luke Joeckel, Eric Fisher, Lane Johnson to Be Top Seven Picks in 2013 NFL Draft

The top of the 2013 NFL draft is starting to clear up a little. Three offensive tackles will be off the board in the top seven picks, according to Adam Schefter of The top three rated tackles in this class are Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M, Eric Fisher of Central Michigan and Lane Johnson of Oklahoma. Joeckel and Fisher were expected to be top five or 10 picks, but Johnson’s...
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Mock Draft: San Diego Chargers Pick-by-Pick Predictions

The month of April is a special time for all NFL teams, as each has return to work and officially begun their pursuit of capturing the Lombardi Trophy next season.Every team’s front office is finalizing their draftboard by numerically ranking every collegian available in the 2013 NFL Draft.This is an important draft especially for general manager Tom Telesco and the entire San...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

OTs Luke Joeckel, Eric Fisher & Lane Johnson In “High Demand”

According to the National Football Post, the buzz circulating around league circles is that the top three offensive tackle prospects in this year’s draft class are in “high demand.“ Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M and Eric Fisher of Central Michigan appear to be unlikely to make it past the top five picks, which means the Chargers and Dolphins could be on the outside looking...
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April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Down and Distance Live Twitter Mock Draft 1.0

We the people of Sports-Kings Down and Distance gathered on Twitter this morning and did a Live Mock Draft using the hashtag #DnDMock. We had a group of six writers taking picks in the draft, and this is what the final result was.   1. Kansas City Chiefs (2-14) Joe Ray – Luke Joeckel – OT – Texas A&M 2. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-14) Arun Morace – Dion Jordan – DE ...
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April 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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