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2013 NFL Mock Draft: Eagles select Luke Joeckel

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Looking to shore up a bad line, the Eagles will look to take a big ugly with their first pick come April.


In our latest mock draft authored by Matthew Fairburn, the Philadelphia Eagles took Luke Joeckel with the No. 4 overall pick, immediately bolstering their offensive line.

Philadelphia had all kinds of problems trying to protect Michael Vick and Nick Foles in 2012, allowing 30 sacks. At the start of the season, stalwart left tackle Jason Peters injured his Achilles tendon and was lost for the duration, leaving the Eagles to go out and sign Demetress Bell.

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The Bell signing was a disaster, leaving Philadelphia to take Joeckel. The Texas A&M standout is exactly what the doctor ordered for the Eagles. Joeckel is a big, tough left tackle who can get out in space and really dominate on the second level.

When you factor in Chip Kelly's high octane, up-tempo offense, it only makes sense that his lineman are mobile instead of big, plodding men who can only dominate in a phonebooth.


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