Up next is pick No. 4 in the 2013 Niners Nation NFL Mock Draft. We've got BearAKA handling Eagles duty as he looks to put together their next Dream Team for new head coach Chip Kelly.
Explanation: There are other ways to go with this pick. Some of the players I wanted for the Eagles were Star Lotulelei, Dee Milliner and Sharrif Floyd. I didn't expect Star to get taken No. 1 overall. This still left me with a lot of options and I think Joeckel is a solid pick here. The two biggest areas of need for the Eagles are probably offensive line and in the secondary. I see a lot of players that will be able to contribute in the secondary that will still be available in the later rounds. I think that the best way for Tom Gamble and Chip Kelly to rebuild this offense is the same way the Niners did, through the offensive line. This pick isn't particularly sexy but it gives them a franchise left tackle for the next 10-12 years.
Trevor Woods: Not a sexy pick, but not a bad choice either. With Joeckel still on the board, it would make sense for the Eagles to improve upon their porous offensive line. Chip Kelly will more than likely adapt his scheme for the pros, but if he wants to run any fast-paced attack, he must find some physical offensive linemen that have a high motor. Joeckel possesses a high motor. Another pick to consider here would be Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner, but Joeckel is the best player available here, and that was BearAKA's choice.
Nick Chiamardas: BearAKA had to be doing flips when Joeckel fell. The Eagles have to address major needs on the OL. What better way to begin filling holes than with the top tackle in the draft? Joeckel is a perfect fit for Chip Kelly's spread and up-tempo offense, having played in a similar offense and blocking for Heisman Winner Johnny Manziel. He should thrive in Philadelphia.