2013 NFL Draft: Philadelphia Eagles Draft Grade


Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Lane Johnson (Oklahoma) is introduced by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as the number four overall pick to the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

1st Round 4th Overall — Lane Johnson OT, Oklahoma — B

Johnson is a good fit for Chip Kellys offense, but I felt this was a bit of a reach. It also may not fit an immediate need if Jason Peters comes back from injury.

2nd Round 35th Overall — Zach Ertz TE, Stanford — B

Ertz gives Kelly another weapon to play with on offense. He is a talented receiver, but I had some other TEs available rated over him. It isn’t a bad pick and he is definitely a weapon for Vick and that offense.

3rd Round 67th Overall — Bennie Logan DT, LSU — C

Logan never lived up to his potential at LSU, but is a talented player. However, I just don’t see the fit on this team. He isn’t suited to play DE in a 3-4 IMO and he sure isn’t a NT.

4th Round 98th Overall — Matt Barkley QB, USC — C

Barkley was a surprise pick to the Eagles. I’m not sure about his fit, but Kelly has assured us he doesn’t have to have a running QB. I thought there were better QBs available, but it isn’t bad value in the 4th.

5th Round 136th Overall — Earl Wolff S, N.C. State — B+

Wolff has a ton of talent, but just wasn’t able to put it together at N.C. State. He can play against the run and pass and if Kelly can get him together, he has a mid round started on his hands.

7th Round 212th Overall — Joe Kruger DE, Utah — A

A great pick in the 7th round. Kruger has all the ability to be a good 3-4 DE in this league. He has a good bloodline as well, seeing as his brother just signed a big deal with the Browns.

7th Round 218th Overall — Jordan Poyer CB, Oregon State — A+

This may be the best pick of the entire draft. Poyer should have been picked no later than the mid 2nd round. Teams started to group think that he wasn’t fast enough and talked themselves right out of a potential #1 CB.

7th Round 239th Overall — David King DE, Oklahoma — B-

King is a talented player who had trouble cracking the lineup at Oklahoma. He is suited as a 3-4 end in this defense.

Overall — B

I think the Eagles got some very talented players, but I thought there were better players available at a lot of their picks. I don’t see the fit for Logan or Barkley. They did however get some steals in the 7th round with Kruger and Poyer. It was a good draft, but could have been better with a couple of tweaks.

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