Eagles work out Oklahoma LT Lane Johnson

Eagles work out Oklahoma LT Lane Johnson
April 5, 2013, 12:00 pm
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As the draft nears, the Eagles are busy taking closer looks at more of the top college prospects.

On Friday, they worked out University of Oklahoma left tackle Lane Johnson at an undisclosed location, according to an NFL source. Johnson is considered one of the top three offensive tackles in the draft and is expected to go anywhere in the top 15.

The Eagles on Wednesday hosted Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher at the NovaCare Complex and have plans to bring in Texas A&M’s Luke Joeckel for an interview, which CSNPhilly.com reported Wednesday. Joeckel and Fisher are projected to go in the top five.

The Eagles already have four-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters and veteran right tackle Todd Herremans but have questions at right guard and could move Herremans back to guard if they take an offensive tackle early in the draft.

Peters and Herremans are each in their 30s, so drafting an offensive tackle would also help the Eagles get younger at a critical position as they build for the future under new head coach Chip Kelly.

The Eagles, who pick fourth in the first round, have met with some the of draft’s top talent recently. West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, Oregon outside linebacker/defensive Dion Jordan, Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd,  BYU defensive end/linebacker Ziggy Ansah and San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar have also been in their building this week.

Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei is also expected to visit next week.

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