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Mock Draft Tracker

Posted Mar 24, 2013

In last week's Mock Draft Tracker, Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner was by far the most popular selection for the Eagles. But this week's Tracker featuers a much more wide open field. Milliner is still the favorite of our 25 experts, garnering six selections. But defensive end/linebacker Dion Jordan of Oregon is a close second with five.

Alabama guard Chance Warmack, Central Michigan tackle Eric Fisher and Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei each earned three nods. Offensive tackles Lane Johnson of Oklahoma and Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M received two selections apiece, while West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith received one.

To read the entire projection, click on the name of the expert who made the selection. Click here to view last week's Mock Draft Tracker ...

Mock Draft Tracker
Site Selection Last Updated
ESPN (Mel Kiper, Jr.) Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
March 11
Comment: "Nnamdi Asomugha won't be wearing an Eagles uniform in 2013, and in a division with Eli Manning, Tony Romo and Robert Griffin III, the Eagles can't simply attempt to piece together the secondary. They need talent, and Milliner offers the best cornerback talent in the draft. Not a tough pick."
ESPN (Todd McShay) Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
March 6
Comment: "Offensive tackle Eric Fisher could be an option here, but the Eagles' bigger need is on defense, seeing as Jason Peters, center Jason Kelce and right offensive tackle Todd Herremans are expected to be at full strength in 2013 ... Milliner is the only top-tier cornerback in this class. He also answered questions about his speed with an official 40 time of 4.37 at the combine."
SI.com (Don Banks) Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
February 27
Comment: "The Michael Vick re-signing fairly well convinced me that Chip Kelly is going to make do with what's already on hand in Philly this year on the quarterback front. But getting a better foundation built in front of an Eagles quarterback is the most pressing issue Kelly faces. Warmack is the best guard prospect to hit the NFL in many years, but Philadelphia could easily turn in the card for Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher as well."
FOX Sports (Peter Schrager) Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
February 14
Comment: "Michael Vick will be Chip Kelly’s starting quarterback in 2013. Will Nick Foles be Vick's backup? We’ll see how the Eagles proceed in the coming weeks, but regardless of who’s under center or the understudy to the guy who’s under center — the Eagles need to improve their defensive backfield. Nnamdi Asomugha’s best days are behind him, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie can’t tackle, and the rest of the corners are just "guys." Milliner isn’t just a "guy," he’s the next in a long line of great Alabama corners to enter the NFL Draft. He’ll be a good fit in Philly — playing for whomever’s coaching them next season."
NFL.com (Bucky Brooks) Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
March 15
Comment: "Perennial Pro Bowl OT Jason Peters is scheduled to return from injury, but that won't prevent the Eagles from adding an athletic edge blocker with tremendous potential."
NFL.com (Daniel Jeremiah) Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
March 20
Comment: "The Eagles have focused on getting bigger on the defensive side of the ball. The trio of Isaac Sopoaga, Fletcher Cox and Lotulelei would be tough to run against."
NFL.com (Charles Davis) Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
March 5
Comment: "Johnson's athleticism wowed at the Combine. He's an excellent fit in Philly, with the expected tempo change on offense under Chip Kelly."
NFL.com (Gil Brandt) Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
February 26
Comment: "Fisher (6-7 1/4, 306) ran real well and was strong; in short, he looked to be every bit what I thought he was. He'll be one of those guys who starts at left tackle for a long time. The Eagles could use the offensive line help."
NFL.com (Albert Breer) Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
February 6
NFL.com (Josh Norris) Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
March 13
Comment: "After releasing Nnamdi Asomugha, the Eagles signed Bradley Fletcher, who is solid when healthy. Still, the team needs another outside cover man. (Brandon Boykin is solid, but in a slot corner role.)"
CBSSports.com (Dane Brugler) Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
March 19
Comment: "Just like other positions on the Eagles depth chart, offensive tackle looked to be a strength, but injuries have really taken a toll on this team. Although Jason Peters injury situation will be a factor in Philadelphia choosing a tackle, Joeckel has the chance to grow into one of the NFL's best."
CBSSports.com (Rob Rang) Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
March 18
Comment: "Michael Vick has proven unreliable. Nick Foles, despite what the Eagles are saying publicly, is clearly not a fit in head coach Chip Kelly's offense. Thus, this seems to be the logical spot for Smith, the most gifted talent of an average quarterback class. The Eagles are certainly doing their homework on the strong-armed quarterback. Team owner Jeffrey Lurie, general manager Howie Roseman and head coach Chip Kelly traveled to Morgantown to put the former Mountaineer quarterback through a personal workout three days before WVU's scheduled Pro Day."
CBSSports.com (Pete Prisco) Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon
March 18
Comment: "Even after signing Connor Barwin, you can never have enough pass rushers."
OptimumScouting.com (Eric Galko) Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
March 11
Comment: "With Jason Peters likely to return at 100% next year, tackle isn’t a huge need. However, the Eagles offensive line needs to get better and Fisher can play RT and at OG. Don’t rule out Star Lotulelei or Dee Milliner here."
NationalFootballPost.com (Russ Lande) Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon
March 14
Comment: "Many assume the Eagles are content with Trent Cole and Brandon Graham as the outside linebackers in their 34 defense. However, Cole is 30, Graham is unproven and Coach Kelly saw Dion Jordan’s dynamic athleticism and pass rush ability first hand when he coached him at Oregon."
USA Today (Tony Pauline) Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon
February 27
Comment: "Jordan is a natural fit for the 3-4 defense and a good fit for Chip Kelly, his former college coach."
NFL.com (Scott Pioli) Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
February 22
Comment: "The Eagles need help on their offensive line. Warmack is the best player in this draft at this point in time."
NFL.com (Mike Tannenbaum) Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
February 23
Comment: "A two-time team captain at Utah, Lotulelei is a great complement to the finesse players of Philadelphia as a big, strong, stout guy."
NFL.com (Brian Billick) Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
February 25
Comment: "Quite possibly the cleanest player on the board. Landing Warmack and getting a couple of healthy players back could make this a good offensive line."
NFL.com (Charlie Casserly) Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
February 24
Comment: "You go to the 3-4 defense, you need a nose tackle."
CBSSports.com (Will Brinson) Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M March 12
Comment: "Philly did a fantastic job filling some defensive holes during free agency, landing Bradley Fletcher and Cary Williams to fill the void of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha. Kenny Phillips and Patrick Chung will help beef up the secondary too. Joeckel gives them a foundation on the line for the future."
Yahoo! Sports (Doug Farrar) Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
February 27
Comment: "Johnson's stock has been rising since a dominant Senior Bowl, and his combine tests proved what he already knew -- he's a very mobile lineman with freakish athletic tendencies. New head coach Chip Kelly may adapt some of his Oregon offensive principles for the NFL, but don't expect him to stray from the idea of a multiple zone-blocking system that provides optimal flexibility. Perhaps more than any other lineman in this class, Johnson has the pure athleticism to bring it in Kelly's schemes."
CBSSports.com (Pat Kirwan) Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
March 18
Comment: "Milliner is the best corner in the draft and the Eagles get an instant starter and a chance to get out from under some high-priced defensive backs."
Iggles Blitz (Tommy Lawlor) Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon
March 6
Comment: "This isn't a matter of linking Chip Kelly with one of his former players. Jordan is a very gifted prospect that all 32 teams will have interest in. He had a terrific showing at the Combine. He looked like the most natural pass rusher there. Put on the game tape and Jordan stands out there. He can fly off the edge."
NFL.com (Matt Smith) Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon
March 18
Comment: "Prior to last year's draft, we tried to pair up Coby Fleener with Jim Harbaugh, his college coach at Stanford. This year, we're talking about Ryan Nassib rejoining Doug Marrone in Buffalo and Jordan following Chip Kelly to Philly. In this particular case, it makes sense. Jordan is an athletic freak who has proven capable of keeping up with the pace at which Kelly asks his players to perform."


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