4. Philadelphia Eagles – Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
Fisher may be the most talented pass protector in this year’s draft, and the Eagles certainly can’t have enough of that. They could easily go QB with this pick, but they may let the board play out.
In my mock draft, I have the Eagles selecting corner Dee Milliner with their first round selection, but Fisher is a very good pick as well. The Eagles signed two new corners this off season and could feel that they need to address another need through the draft. Even with the Eagles core offensive lineman coming back, supposedly, healthy, the Eagles could add another piece to sure up their line. If Fisher is drafted, I could see the Eagles sliding Peters to RT and kicking Herremans back inside to RG, eliminating Danny Watkins from the line. If this is the case the Eagles offensive line looks like it could be one of the best lines in the league.
35. Philadelphia Eagles: E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State
Bedinger has the Eagles selecting EJ Manuel in the second round, as do many other people. EJ Manuel seems like a perfect fit, I just feel the Eagles have bigger needs and by taking Manuel, the Eagles will have spent their first two picks on the offense when the defense needs the most work. If the Eagles go Fisher in the first round, I see the Eagles taking a defensive tackle, safety, or corner.
67. Philadelphia Eagles: John Jenkins, DT, Georgia
Jon Jenkins makes a lot of sense for the Eagles because he is a big nose tackle, but he also has good speed for his size which allows him to rush the passer. Jenkins might not be available at this pick, so I don’t think the Eagle will ultimately draft Jenkins, but I do think the will pick up nose tackle in the 2nd or 3rd round.