2013 NFL Mock Draft: Eagles could get franchise left tackle in first round

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Could the Philadelphia Eagles find their franchise left tackle in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft?

The Philadelphia Eagles have seemingly made all the wrong moves in recent years. Their free agents aren't exactly panning out, they're not hitting big on their drafts, and they finished among the worst teams in the league this past season, despite consistently being in the headlines.

When it comes to their poor finish, the one silver lining is that they hold a top five pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. The draft isn't necessarily top-heavy this year, but any time you have a chance to get what is essentially one of the best four players in the entire nation, it's a positive, especially with the rookie wage scale in place.

Matthew Fairburn of SB Nation released his latest mock draft on Monday, and he has the Eagles taking offensive tackle Eric Fisher out of Central Michigan.

The Eagles aggressively tried to patch up the offensive tackle position through free agency but have come up short to this point. Eric Fisher makes sense at No. 4. There's no guarantee that Jason Peters will be fully recovered from his Achilles injury.

Fisher would be a solid option for the Eagles, who have been searching for help on the offensive line for several seasons now. Fortunately for them, Fisher has made a case for being the No. 2 tackle in the draft, with some considering him as the best. Many feel that the Kansas City Chiefs could select Fisher over Luke Joeckel with the first pick of the draft.

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