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2013 NFL Mock Draft: Eagles select Eric Fisher

Philadelphia needs some help along the front line, something Fisher could provide in spades.


The Philadelphia Eagles need to address some major issues, especially those that affect the health of Michael Vick and Nick Foles. To that extent, Dan Kadar of SB Nation recognizes the Eagles can upgrade immediately by drafting left tackle Eric Fisher out of Central Michigan with the No. 4 overall pick.

Fisher is the best left tackle coming into the draft according to quite a few experts, with the only argument being Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M. Philadelphia had Jason Peters on the left side, but injuries to his Achilles have slowed his career, leaving a gaping hole on the left side for the Eagles.

Under Chip Kelly, Philadelphia is going to be a team that relies heavily on fast, mobile linemen who can get out in space and make plays, something Fisher excels at. Should Kelly go with Foles as the starter, Fisher would also be protecting the quarterback's blind side.

Barring a trade, a premier left tackle will be available for the Eagles when they go on the clock. It would be a surprise if Philadelphia doesn't shore up the front wall.

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