A week after privately working out for the Eagles, tackle prospect Lane Johnson visited the NovaCare Complex on Sunday to meet with coach Chip Kelly, owner Jeffrey Lurie and others from the organization, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
While many draft analysts consider Johnson the third best tackle in the draft — behind Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher — the margin is very slim. The Eagles own the No. 4 overall pick, but the freakishly-athletic Johnson could still be Kelly’s target.
“It’s a good possibility,” Johnson said on Wednesday during a phone interview. “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.”
The Eagles have brought most of the top prospects to Philly for pre-draft visits, including Joeckel and Fisher. Aside from watching many at the Senior Bowl, the combine or their Pro Days, the Eagles have also worked out some of the players individually.
Eagles offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland traveled down to Groveton, Tex. on April 5 to work out Johnson at his former high school.
“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.”