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Could Eagles 2011 First Round Pick Danny Watkins Wind Up In CFL?

With the Eagles drafting Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson with the fourth overall pick, the Eagles’ offensive line situation has suddenly become crowded, Vaughn Johnson of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Taking a tackle that high in the draft, it is almost a certainty that he will start right away.

Johnson will more than likely start at right tackle with Jason Peters starting at left tackle. Jason Kelce will more than likely be slotted to play center again.

That leaves Todd Herremans, Evan Mathis and Danny Watkins to fight for two guard spots.

Herremans is better suited for guard than tackle and Mathis has played better than Watkins lately.

Where does that leave Watkins then?

Watkins could end up being let go all together, which would leave him looking for another team. Kansas City could be an option to be reunited with Andy Reid, the man that drafted him.

But another possibility is Canada. Everyone has been talking about the prospect of Tim Tebow heading up to the Canadian Football League this season, but the chances of Danny Watkins heading north of the border are very real.

The CFL draft allows teams to draft Canadian-born players only — whether they play football collegiately in Canada or the United States.

Watkins, a native of Kelowna, British Columbia, was drafted by the B.C. Lions with the fourth overall pick in the 2010 CFL Draft. The Lions still hold his rights.

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