The draft is a little over a week away, and the speculation of where players will be taken or who your favorite team will draft is circling around. And some of the potential NFL hopefuls are fueling the rumors.
Recently, University of Oklahoma LT Lane Johnson says he comes of the board at No. 4 to the Philadelphia Eagles.
“It’s a good possibility,” Johnson said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “What they’re going to do offensively really fits what I excel at — up-tempo, zone offense. But you never know what’s going to happen come draft day.”
ESPN’s Adam Schefter said that he thinks the top three OTs in the draft (Luke Joeckel, Eric Fisher and Lane Johnson) “will be off board in first seven picks. And maybe sooner.”
Those two statements seem to validate one another.
The Eagles are definitely considering a tackle, and have brought Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher to Philly for pre-draft visits. Eagles’ offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland travelled to Texas to work out Johnson.
“Coach Stoutland came down and had me do some basic combine drills and just different blocks that the Eagles would do,” Johnson said. “They had me work out for about an hour. It went well.”