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NFL mock draft 2013: Eagles look to improve offensive line

With the Eagles out of contention for 2012, attention is starting to shift toward 2013 and the improvements the club could make. One that comes to mind is on the offensive line.


The Philadelphia Eagles are tied for the worst record in the NFC, and consequently will have a fairly high pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. With a bevy of talent to choose from, the Eagles can afford to address any position and fill it with an effective player.

But ESPN seems to think Philadelphia will use that high pick to address its concerns on the offensive line, taking Luke Joeckel out of Texas A&M -- the highest-rated offensive tackle in the country. ESPN praises Joeckel's fundamentals and toughness, comparing him to Joe Thomas.

Through three season with Texas A&M, Joeckel started all 37 games at left tackle. ESPN speculates that he could also move to right tackle in Philadelphia, opposite Jason Peters.

Peters is currently unavailable for Philadelphia on injured reserve, along with Jason Kelce and Todd Herremans. seems to agree that the offensive line is the key concern, with Rob Rang projecting that the Eagles will take Joeckel and Dane Brugler going with Taylor Lewan out of Michigan.