NFL Mock Draft 2013: Chip Kelly takes Dion Jordan for the Eagles

USA TODAY Sports

Could Philly's new head coach take a familiar name to start his career in the NFL?

The Eagles will ultimately take former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly to handle the reigns in Philly and help lead them into the post-Andy Reid era. Will they hand-pick another Duck to be Kelly's first major draft pick with the Eagles? It could happen and it could be a good fit for all parties involved.

For more on the Eagles, check out Bleeding Green Nation

Kelly helped lead the Ducks to national prominence during his tenure as head coach and now a former protege of his has risen up draft boards and is strongly being considered as a top five pick. Defensive end Dion Jordan is looking like one of the best athletes available this year and if he gets by the first three teams, would Kelly bring him into the fold and begin a new NFL journey together?

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports thinks so, and projects Jordan to the Eagles with the fourth overall pick in his latest draft:

Even after signing Connor Barwin, you can never have enough pass rushers.

Another thing you should know about Prisco is that he doesn't give much descriptions. There are a bevy of possibilities for Philly at this spot, which is why they're picking so high to begin with, so it's hard to know exactly what their big board looks like. Would they take Jordan over a left tackle like Eric Fisher or Luke Joeckel? Would they prefer him to a corner like Dee Milliner? Is he even the pass-rusher they like the most?

We will find out in April!

More from SB Nation:

Printable bracket for March Madness

NFL Mock Draft: Geno Smith's rapid rise

Bills aggressively scouting quarterbacks

Tony Romo close to extension with Cowboys

Tyler Eifert could be a first-round surprise

Jake Long's impact on the Rams

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Philly

You must be a member of SB Nation Philly to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Philly. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Philly

You must be a member of SB Nation Philly to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Philly. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.