Philadelphia Eagles Select Offensive Tackle Lane Johnson

Philadelphia Eagles Select Offensive Tackle Lane Johnson


With the fourth pick of the 2013 NFL Draft the Philadelphia Eagles select Lane Johnson the 6’6”, 303 lb left tackle from Oklahoma. His path to the top of the draft class was an unconventional one as he started at QB in high school, and continued at the position when he started at Killgore Junior College. He then went on to red shirt with Oklahoma at the tight end position in ’09 not making any plays in seven games, and then failed to do anything at defensive end the next season.

In the 2011 season Lane Johnson was asked to lay at the right tackle position due to offensive line injuries and did so doubting the switch would be good for him. After not starting the first game , he lined up at the right tackle position every game afterward, and in 2012 started 11 of 13 games at left tackle and was picked for All-Big 12 second-team honors from coaches.

Lane Johnson’s big body, strength, and athleticism has his draft stock high despite only playing tackle for two years, and only one of those seasons as a left tackle. He has a huge upside and should anchor the Eagles left side of the offensive line for many years to come.

Combine Results:

40 yard dash : 4.72 seconds

Bench Press: 28 reps

Vert Jump: 34.0 inches

Broad Jump 118 inches

Three Cone Drill: 7.31 seconds

20 Yard Shuttle: 4.52 seconds

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