Thursday, April 25, 2013

Draft fell the way Kelly expected

Chip Kelly couldn't say enough about Lane Johnson, the offensive tackle he selected with his first overall pick as head coach of the Eagles, and No. 4 overall Thursday night.

The way Kelly explained it, the Eagles knew they were going to get one of the top-rated guys on their board. Offensive tackles Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel went 1 and 2 to the Chiefs and the Jaguars. The Dolphins traded up from 12 to 3 to select Dion Jordan, the rush linebacker who played for Kelly at Oregon.

"We had four guys at the top … exactly how the draft went," Kelly said. "It was the three OT’s and Dion. That’s why we felt comfortable going into this. No matter how it fell we weren’t going to be sitting there at 4 going we didn’t get our guy. But it was just that group of four. So even if anybody traded ahead of us I knew they couldn’t pick two people so we were still going to be OK."

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