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2013 DBN Mock Draft: Philadelphia Eagles Select OT Eric Fisher at No. 4


With the fourth pick in the 2013 Dawgs By Nature NFL Community Mock Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select...

Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan

This selection and write-up was made by Chalmdeezy:

To be honest, I struggled at making this selection. I posted a thread at Bleeding Green Nation and asked their opinion because they know more about their team than I do. Then I thought to myself, if Joe Banner can do this, why can't I?

While the Eagles have quite a few needs on defense, I felt like solidifying the hole at right tackle was the right thing to do, considering how much the Eagles' offensive line took a beating last year. Fisher looked good during his senior year, but some could assume that he was a big fish in a small pond playing against mid-major competition at Central Michigan -- that was, until the Senior Bowl, in which showed why he was a monster. Fisher excelled in the pass rush and did well in the running game. He posted some impressive numbers at the Combine also, and because of that, his stock has never been higher.

Some experts are projecting Fisher as a left tackle. I think he will start his career on the right side, then after a few seasons, he could switch over to left. No, it's not a "sexy" pick, but he will start immediately and he has a ton of upside. At a bare minimum, if he performs as well as Mitchell Schwartz did for us, I think that the pick would be considered a success.

The Eagles are expecting All-Pro left tackle Jason Peters to return from injury. On one hand, I should hate on the pick, because I wasn't so hot on the Raiders taking Luke Joeckel with the previous pick, considering they had an up-and-coming left tackle. Also, would drafting a right tackle at No. 4 overall be a reach? Yeah, performing as well as Mitchell Schwartz would be great for the Eagles, but Cleveland took him in the second round last year.

On the other hand, I think the Eagles have more flexibility to make this type of pick than Oakland did. They have been getting killed on the offensive line for years, and if Chip Kelly is able to successfully install his offense, he can't have guys running free from the edge. I'm kind of lukewarm on this pick right now, because I don't know exactly what type of Philadelphia team we're going to see with Kelly coming in to change the culture of the organization.

The Detroit Lions are up next, led by macdowellm03.

2013 DBN Community Mock Draft Results (so far)

Pick Team Player Pos School User
1 Kansas City Dee Milliner CB Alabama BuenosAires_Dawg
2 Jacksonville Dion Jordan DE/OLB Oregon Adrock2099
3 Oakland Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M TuckJob
4 Philadelphia Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan Chalmdeezy
5 Detroit macdowellm03
6 Cleveland Cedarpoint2k3
7 Arizona Mudville
8 Buffalo Brownie's Year
9 New York Jets notthatnoise
10 Tennessee jerseydawg8
11 San Diego JamesPowell
12 Miami Weeden2Gordon
13 Tampa Bay LessThanJake
14 Carolina rossn2007
15 New Orleans Ted Washington's Belly
16 St. Louis nickjs21
17 Pittsburgh HenryDawg
18 Dallas jimkanicki
19 New York Giants Red-Right-88
20 Chicago PaduaDSP
21 Cincinnati troy145
22 St. Louis nickjs21
23 Minnesota Legoman0721
24 Indianapolis Mike Krupka
25 Seattle Brocolis154033
26 Green Bay Jon Stinchcomb
27 Houston The B-Train
28 Denver KillerNut
29 New England roar888
30 Atlanta Matt Wood
31 San Francisco rufio
32 Baltimore Ecwingen