With the No. 4 Pick, the Philadelphia Eagles Select….
The Eagles selected Oklahoma tackle Lane Johnson with the No. 4 overall pick.
After the Chiefs selected Central Michigan LT Eric Fisher with the No. 1 overall pick, Jacksonville selected Texas A&M RT Luke Joeckel with the No. 2 overall pick, there was a trade.
When Oakland made a deal with Miami, trading up to select Oregon DE/OLB Dion Jordan with the No. 3 overall pick, sending the Nos. 12 and 42 overall picks to the Raiders, the Eagles had a choice.
Take an impact defensive player, or go safe and take an offensive tackle.
They choose to go with the safe, taking offensive lineman, taking Johnson. However, this pick might be anything but safe.
Eagles coach Chip Kelly admits Johnson is "raw."
"We look at raw as a positive, not a negative," Kelly said. "If he's doing what he's doing right now, and he's only played like two years on the offensive line. ... We felt that his ceiling is probably the highest."
Johnson, is 6-foot-6, 303 and has longer arms (35 1/4") than Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher, and beat both in the forty (4.72), ten-yard split (1.61), and vertical (34") at the Combine, in addition to bench reps (28).
He started 23 games for the Sooners, 12 as a junior right tackle and 11 as a senior on Landry Jones' blind side after playing tight end and defensive end as a sophomore. He'll play right tackle in Philly, with Jason Peters returning from injury at left tackle, bouncing Todd Herremans back inside to right guard. However, he has a lot of things he still needs to learn to play at the NFL level.
"He's only played the position for two years," Kelly explained. "The little nuances of the position — hand placement, things like that."
Many feel that Johnson is an absolute perfect fit for Chip Kelly's uptempo offense, since he was in a no-huddle style of offense at Oklahoma.
"What they're going to do offensively really fits what I excel at — up-tempo, zone offense," Johnson said recently.
NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah, a former Eagles scout believes Johnson has the "most upside of any offensive lineman" in the entire draft, Johnson was generally considered the third best tackle in the draft behind Joeckel and Fisher, but he's by far the most athletic of the three.
The Eagles pick again in the second round at No. 35 overall.