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Mock Draft Tracker

Posted Apr 7, 2013

Parity once again reigns supreme on the Mock Draft Tracker. As with last week, Central Michigan tackle Eric Fisher and Oregon defensive end/linebacker Dion Jordan received the most selections, with each player receiving five votes from our pool of 27 experts.

Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner and Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei each finished with four votes, while West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith tallied three selections. Oklahoma tackle Lane Johnson and Alabama guard Chance Warmack each received two selections, while Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel and Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd each 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.) Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
April 4

Comment: "In drafting Smith, the Eagles are in a good position to develop an athletic, talented thrower to succeed specifically in Kelly's offense, but without the requirement that he must start from day one. I don't like the idea of Smith as a Week 1 starter in 2013 -- but for a roster that's already in a good position to compete this season, he could be a great fit for the franchise in 2014, and most importantly, a great fit for the coach."

ESPN (Todd McShay) Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
March 29
Comment: "The Eagles have addressed a lot of other needs already this offseason, especially in terms of finding good fits along the front seven in their new 3-4 scheme. Many personnel evaluators in the NFL think Fisher is just as good as -- if not slightly better than -- Joeckel, and Philadelphia would get one of the premier players in this class. Both Jason Peters and Todd Herremans return from injury this season, but there is no guarantee they will remain healthy, and Fisher's movement skills make him a good fit in the up-tempo scheme new head coach Chip Kelly will install."
SI.com (Don Banks) Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon
March 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
March 26
Comment: "Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will both be playing elsewhere in 2013 and it appears as though Bradley Fletcher and Cary Williams could be the new starting cornerbacks in Philadelphia. Dion Jordan, a young man who played for Chip Kelly at Oregon, could be the guy at No. 4. Jordan is most favorably compared to Aldon Smith, the electric outside linebacker in San Francisco."
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
March 27
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) Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
April 1
Comment: "Philadelphia wants to add big, strong athletes to the roster and adding Floyd to the mix fits that description. He is a similar prospect as the Eagles' first round pick from last year Fletcher Cox, but a talent like Floyd might be too good to pass up."
CBSSports.com (Rob Rang) Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
April 2
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) Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
April 1
Comment: "Yes, they signed some corners, but they take another here."
OptimumScouting.com (Eric Galko) Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon
April 1
Comment: "New head coach Chip Kelly has said that he wants more size and versatility on the defense. While Star Lotulelei would add to the interior of the defense, adding his former dynamic defender may have more value for Kelly’s defense."
NationalFootballPost.com (Russ Lande) Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
March 27
Comment: "As the Eagles make the switch to a 34 defense they need to fill a number of positional needs and none is more important than a nose tackle. With his ability to physically dominate blockers at the POA, now that he appears to have overcome medical questions he would be an ideal choice to anchor the middle of the Eagles' defensive front."
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) Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
March 25
Comment: "Both of Philly's offensive tackles (Jason Peters and Todd Herremans) were hurt last season."
CBSSports.com (Will Brinson) Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
April 2
Comment: "If Chip Kelly loves Geno, maybe this is the spot. But there are plenty of other needs for Philadelphia, and adding a blue-chip, athletic offensive lineman who would work perfectly in Kelly's system is one of them.
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) Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
April 1
Comment: "It will be hard to pass on a QB with the skills and production to run Chip Kelly's offense. Owner Jeff Lurie was at his pro day, and that rarely happens."
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."
NFL.com (Akbar Gbajabiamila) Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
April 1
Comment: "Chip Kelly's NASCAR offense is about to hit the NFL, and the Eagles have many of the skill positions covered. But in order to get the offense going, the quarterback must be protected. Joeckel fits the need. This would give the team a stellar pair of bookend tackles in Joeckel and five-time Pro Bowler Jason Peters (expected back from injury)."
USA Today (Nate Davis) Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
March 26
Comment: "After he participated in a March 20 pro day, concerns about his heart seem to be abating. The Eagles have jettisoned most of last season's defensive linemen as they switch to a three-man front, and Lotulelei is a three-down player who can man the nose or five-technique."


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