2013 NFL Mock Draft: Plenty of scenarios exist for the Eagles

Harry How

While the Eagles are picking fourth in the draft, five recent mock drafts had five different players slated to be picked by Philadelphia.

Unlike the 2012 NFL Draft, there is no Andrew Luck at the top of the 2013 draft board and no Robert Griffin III behind him. That was left much uncertainty what the Kansas City Chiefs will do with the top pick and, consequentially, provided the Philadelphia Eagles with plenty of scenarios with the fourth pick.

In the latest mock draft from SB Nation, the Eagles look to upgrade their defense by selecting Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. Both Rob Rang of CBS Sports and Bucky Brooks of NFL.com each agreed that defense was the right move for the Eagles, although they couldn't agree on the position, let alone player.

Rang has the Eagles slated to select Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner which could help fill the void left by the impending release of Nnamdi Asomugha. Brooks elected to help the Eagles out in the front seven by taking Oregon defensive lineman Dion Jordan, who would be reunited with his college coach, Chip Kelly.

However, it's the offensive line that needs upgrading according to Charles Davis of NFL.com and Dane Brugler of CBS Sports. Each predicted that the Eagles will take an offensive tackle with the fourth selection, but didn't pick the same player. For Brugler, it was Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel, as he predicted the Chiefs will take Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher with the first pick.

In the mock draft from Davis, though, both Joeckel and Fisher were gone with the first two picks, leaving Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson for the Eagles to take at fourth overall.

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