NFL Mock Draft 2013: Mel Kiper thinks Eagles could go for secondary help

Wesley Hitt

The Philadelphia Eagles have a few areas to address during the offseason, but how will Chip Kelly use the No. 4 overall pick?

The Philadelphia Eagles now have their head coach, but what will Chip Kelly do with his first NFL Draft pick? The Eagles pick fourth overall, and there are a number of different ways they could go with it. Kelly is known for his offenses, but with the first round so heavy on defense, Philly might have to stay on that side of the ball.

Mel Kiper came out with his first mock draft for ESPN this year and likes Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner as Kelly's first choice for Philadelphia:

The top cornerback in the draft is always going to be a huge draw, and Milliner could come out of the draft process worthy of going this high. He will improve as a technical corner, but has elite grades in terms of awareness, and particularly as a physical corner who can push wideouts off routes.

The Eagles have tried in recent years to find that elite cover corner with Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie as acquisitions, but they still haven't found the right fit. Philadelphia allowed the most touchdown passes in the NFL in 2012 (33) and recorded just eight interceptions. That gives opposing offenses a collective QB rating of 99.6. Milliner definitely could make a lot of sense at No. 4.

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