Frankly, I have mock draft fatigue. That’s what happens where your team follows up a mediocre 8-8 season with a 4-12 disaster. You don’t start looking to the future in January, you begin in late October. Analysts and mockers will tell you that the process is a fluid one, constantly changing, always shifting course, and that’s probably true. But having read the same handful of names over and over again has started to lose its substance and meaning for me. Still, we push on.
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane throws his hat into the mock draft ring and has the Eagles upgrading their offensive line by drafting OT Eric Fisher. Here’s his breakdown.
4. Eagles, Eric Fisher, T, Central Michigan
With Jason Peters and Todd Herremans aging and coming off injuries, Chip Kelly strengthens his offensive line.
It’s hard to argue with McLane’s logic. Fisher has risen up the boards of many experts and is believed to be an early first-round talent. With Luke Joeckel almost certain to come off the board by the time the Eagles draft with the fourth pick (maybe), Fisher would seem like the logical choice a team that desperately needs to inject some talented youth along the line.