Chip Kelly has a tough task ahead for him. The Eagles finished just 4-12 last season, losing 11 of their final 12 contests. There is no franchise player to run Kelly’s offense from the quarterback position. The offensive line was exploited all season in 2012. And virtually the entire defense needs an overhaul.
Many mock drafts have Luke Joeckel or Dee Milliner going to the Eagles at the fourth pick. Joeckel is an incredibly talented offensive tackle, although it’s doubtful he makes it to the Eagles spot. Milliner turned in a fabulous performance at the NFL Scouting Combine, running a 4.37 40-yard dash.
Each of them would be well worth Kelly’s first selection as head coach. Joeckel could hold down the offensive line for the next 10 years. And Milliner is a heckuva corner who would start instantly.
But Chance Warmack may be the ideal pick for the Eagles. The following reasons dictate why choosing a guard would really improve the Philadelphia offense.