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2013 Pick: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
2014 Mulligan: Keenan Allen, WR, California
It's tempting to slot Dion Jordan in here for a few reasons. For starters, he went at No. 3 last year to the Dolphins, who made a surprising move up to get him. Then there are the reports that Eagles head coach Chip Kelly was enamored with the athletic linebacker before he was sniped by Miami general manager Jeff Ireland.
Philadelphia does have a need at outside linebacker, and removing offensive tackle Lane Johnson from the equation creates another. But there are other holes to fill. To wit, the Eagles are rumored by Peter King of The MMQB (h/t Brandon Lee Gowton of SB Nation) to be targeting a wide receiver in this year's draft, despite having Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin starting.
Why not add last year's top receiver instead?
Keenan Allen would have been in contention to be the top receiver drafted were it not for a knee injury that likely precipitated a poor combine and draft season in general. His loss was San Diego's gain, however, as the Chargers found themselves with a real third-round gem.
Allen was a contender for the Offensive Rookie of the Year award after posting 71 catches for 1,046 yards and eight touchdowns in 2013. Just imagine what he could accomplish in Kelly's offense.
Allen was the biggest jump in this redraft, moving all the way up from No. 76 overall to No. 4 here. This fills the hole DeSean Jackson's release left at the receiver position and allows the Eagles to focus on defense and replacing Johnson in this year's draft.