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I think the best-case scenario for the Eagles trading down for Milliner is to get a team's first- and second-round pick in return. Maybe that's being a little optimistic, but it would be far from the craziest swap of picks to ever happen.
If you read my mock draft following the East vs. West Shrine game, you probably already know the logic behind taking Eric Reid. He too may be a stretch in the early second round depending on how the coming months unfold, but as of now that's a fair draft spot. Another position of need for the Eagles, Reid here would be a steal.
So what's the deal with this Kyle Long guy? Long is the son of NFL Hall of Famer Howie Long and brother of the St. Louis Rams' DE, Chris. Talk about pedigree. More than that, he comes from Chip Kelly's Oregon squad.
See where this one is going?
By most accounts, Long has really impressed in Senior Bowl practices. He knows Kelly's offense and up-tempo style and could provide teaching experience to NFL players, which is something you rarely expect from a rookie.
If the Eagles aren't going to draft for the offensive line in the first round, then the second round may be the time to pull the trigger. If healthy for 2013, the Eagles line as currently put together could become one of the best in the league. However, health is not guaranteed, making the selection of a lineman all that more important.