Lane Johnson is now $20 million richer as Eagles #4 pick...but still a country boy at heart...

From Eagles Eye - A Philadelphia Eagles blog
April 26, 2013 - 2:18am

Should have listened to Mike Mayock, who called it... offensive tackle Lane Johnson (Oklahoma) is now an Eagle...           Lane Johnson, 6-6, 305, OT, Oklahoma...considered the "most athletic" tackle in the 2013 draft, mostly because of prior JC experience at QB and Tight End...             A value pick....Eagles decided not to trade back for more picks if they could get this guy... our resident director of college scouting JB-Sage-Lion has some concerns about his run-blocking ability, but there is little question about his pass-pro skills... Johnson is not a complicated young man. He's country through and through... He knows his role and---well, you know the rest. He's only played the tackle position on offense for two years, so that experience factor is a concern. But if you factor in his experience at QB and TE, you come away with a sense of security that this is a guy who understands how crucial his assignment will be to protect and block for his ball handlers. Here's the PR report on Lane Johnson from his Oklahoma alma mater: 2012 Played in all 13 games with 11 starts at left tackle ... named All-America Third Team by CBSSports.com ... named All-Big 12 Second Team by coaches ... Academic All-Big 12 First Team. 2011 Started 12 of 13 games at right tackle ... had 10 knockdowns against Kansas ... did not play vs. Tulsa ... Academic All-Big 12 firs...


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