The Eagles have a new coach and new look in Chip Kelly, and right off the bat the is going to try and build up the offensvie line, as the team took Oklahoma OT Lane Johnson with the 4th overall pick.
Here’s a tidbit from Walter Football on Johnson and what he will bring to the Birds:
Johnson used the Senior Bowl to pop from being a fringe first-rounder to a pick in the top half of Round 1. He was the second-most impressive blocker in Mobile – behind only Eric Fisher. Johnson was rock-solid in pass protection in the one-on-ones. He clearly has been well-developed by the Sooners coaching staff to protect the blind side.
There is no doubt that Johnson is a rare athlete. He is as fast as a tight end and is just scratching the surface of his potential. Johnson has light, quick feet to get depth in his drop and negate speed rushes. His phenomenal agility lets him glide with pass-rushers, while speed-rushers get frustrated with his ability to mirror.