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Lane Johnson | Tackle

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 310
College: Oklahoma
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NFL suspended Eagles RT Lane Johnson four games for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing drugs.
Perhaps not-so-ironically, our last update on Johnson was regarding his "bulked up" frame this offseason. The Eagles signed Allen Barbre to a three-year extension earlier this month, and he figures to get the first crack at replacing Johnson at right tackle. The No. 4 overall pick in the 2013 draft, Johnson had an outstanding rookie year as a run blocker, but coughed up ten sacks in pass protection. Johnson will miss games against Jacksonville, Indianapolis, Washington, and San Francisco. He'll be eligible to return in Week 5. Jun 30 - 3:09 PM

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Eagles RT Lane Johnson has "bulked up" this offseason.

Johnson reported to OTAs noticeably stronger after playing last season at 310 pounds. He allowed 10 sacks as a rookie and was overmatched at times in pass protection, but received positive grades from Pro Football Focus in eight of his final nine games. Johnson won't be moving to left tackle any time soon and will return as a bookend to Jason Peters this year.
Apr 25 - 4:46 PM

GM Howie Roseman said RT Lane Johnson could eventually be moved to left tackle.

Current left tackle Jason Peters is 32 years old and entering the final year of his contract. Johnson struggled badly at the beginning of his rookie season, but showed rapid development and was a plus player in the second half. He finished as Pro Football Focus' No. 39 tackle, ahead of No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher (No. 70) and just behind No. 11 pick D.J. Fluker (No. 38). Johnson's unique athleticism and measurables make him an ideal fit in Chip Kelly's uptempo offense. He'll bring tons of long-term upside into 2014.
Jan 27 - 10:17 AM

OC Pat Shurmur says RT Lane Johnson's recent struggles are typical for a rookie.

After an excellent performance against the Redskins in Week 1, Johnson has plummeted. The No. 4 overall pick is now ProFootballFocus' No. 66 tackle out of 72 qualifiers. Shurmur does have a point about rookie tackles -- No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher is ranked 62nd and No. 2 pick Luke Joeckel is 55th. "I think Lane knows exactly what to do, but at times the game has to happen just a little bit quicker for him," coach Chip Kelly said.
Source: CSN Philly
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 09:30:00 AM

Eagles signed No. 4 overall pick Lane Johnson to a four-year contract.

The deal includes offset language and a $12.8 million signing bonus. Johnson will report for the start of training camp Monday and is set to open the season as the Eagles' starting right tackle. With both Johnson and Dion Jordan now under contract, No. 6 overall pick Barkevious Mingo will likely be the next rookie to sign.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 10:21:00 PM

Eagles RT Lane Johnson remains unsigned due to a disagreement over the inclusion of offset language in his contract.

Johnson has said he "doesn't want to hold out," and hopes the deal will get done in the next two weeks. Since the new CBA has been put into place, we've yet to see a rookie hold out. Once some of the other top draft picks sign, either Johnson or the Eagles will undoubtedly blink, and the deal should get done in time for the start of camp.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 10:54:00 AM

Eagles first-round RT Lane Johnson worked with the starters for the first time Tuesday.

Like many rookies, Johnson had to earn his stripes with the backups before getting a promotion. There's no question that the No. 4 overall pick will be the Eagles' starting right tackle. He's part of an offensive line that oozes talent -- at least on paper. LT Jason Peters (Achilles), LG Evan Mathis (ankle surgery), C Jason Kelce (ACL tear) and RG Todd Herremans (foot) are all coming off serious injuries -- but each participated in Tuesday's OTA practice.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 09:16:00 AM

Eagles OL coach Jeff Stoutland calls No. 4 pick OT Lane Johnson "everything that we thought he would be."

"From a skill set standpoint, he’s really good," Stoutland said. "His arms are long. He’s explosive. ... Now, the things that we knew about even coming into the draft, we’ve got to get him into some really good habits right now. That’s just everyday stuff — over and over and over so it becomes a good habit." Perhaps the most freakish athlete in this year's draft class, Johnson is currently penciled in at right tackle.
Source: CSN Philly
Mon, May 27, 2013 10:11:00 AM

Eagles coach Chip Kelly admits No. 4 pick OT Lane Johnson is "raw."

"We look at raw as a positive, not a negative," Kelly said. "If he's doing what he's doing right now, and he's only played like two years on the offensive line. ... We felt that his ceiling is probably the highest." Johnson is tentatively expected to start at right tackle as a rookie, kicking Todd Herremans inside to guard. Kelly says Johnson has some "technical things" he still needs to work on. "He's only played the position for two years. The little nuances of the position — hand placement, things like that."
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 08:30:00 AM

Eagles selected Oklahoma RT Lane Johnson with the No. 4 overall pick.

Johnson (6-foot-6, 303) has longer arms (35 1/4") than Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher, and beat both in the forty (4.72), ten-yard split (1.61), and vertical (34") at the Combine, in addition to bench reps (28). Also flashing a mean streak on the field, Johnson is short only on experience. He started 23 games for the Sooners, 12 as a junior right tackle and 11 as a senior on Landry Jones' blind side after playing tight end and defensive end as a sophomore. Johnson allowed two sacks and nine QB knockdowns last year. Johnson arguably possesses more upside than any lineman in this draft. He'll slide in on Michael Vick's blindside in Philly, leaving Jason Peters at left tackle and kicking Todd Herremans inside to guard. Johnson is an absolute perfect fit for Chip Kelly's uptempo offense.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 08:44:00 PM

NFL Draft insider Tony Pauline reports there's "still a good chance" the Lions trade into the Raiders' spot at No. 3, and the Cardinals have "evidently entered the mix" as both clubs pursue Oklahoma LT Lane Johnson.

Pauline confirms Johnson is "the player everyone wants at that pick," and Detroit and Arizona are some of the NFL's most left tackle-needy teams. The price to leap from No. 5 to 3 would obviously be less than going from No. 7 to 3, making the Lions the favorites if this is something GM Martin Mayhew has serious designs on doing. It's no secret the Cardinals covet Johnson, but they're not one player away from NFC West contention and need to keep their seven picks.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 04:04:00 PM

A source tells the Philadelphia Inquirer the Eagles have been calling Oklahoma LT Lane Johnson "a lot recently."

ESPN's Sal Paolantonio passed along earlier Wednesday that the Eagles are indeed targeting a tackle at No. 4. A freak athlete built more like a power forward than offensive tackle, Johnson would be a highly intriguing fit for Chip Kelly's breakneck offense.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 05:20:00 PM

ESPN's Sal Paolantonio stated on Philly's 97.5 The Fanatic that he's heard the Eagles are targeting a tackle at No. 4 overall, with West Virginia's Tavon Austin as the primary fallback option.

Paolantonio's Eagles nuggets are always notable because he's covered the team for years and is so plugged-in. "Here is what a general manager told me [on Monday]," Sal Pal said, "‘I know the Eagles want a tackle.’ And if those are all gone, he said, ‘Don’t be shocked if Chip Kelly takes Tavon Austin No. 4.'" Because of his athletic movement skills, Oklahoma's Lane Johnson may be the Eagles' top target. Austin would be an exciting alternative.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 01:24:00 PM

The Baltimore Sun suggests the Ravens are interested in trading up for Oklahoma LT Lane Johnson.

The Ravens hold the last selection in round one as part of their 12-pick arsenal. GM Ozzie Newsome certainly has ammo to get into the top-10 and nab a long-term solution on Joe Flacco's blindside. Kelechi Osemele is penciled into the spot right now, but he is a natural guard. Free agent Bryant McKinnie, who handled the job with flying colors during the Super Bowl run, comes with significant baggage.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 11:52:00 AM

NFL Network's Mike Mayock predicted on Path to the Draft that the Raiders will either select Oklahoma LT Lane Johnson or Florida DT Sharrif Floyd at the No. 3 overall pick.

Mayock is convinced Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher will go 1-2. Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie's roster is the least talented in football, so he'll stick to his board and draft the best left. If that's Johnson, he'll be the pick regardless of the fact that he'd play right tackle in Oakland. If that's Floyd, he'll fit an immediate need. We also wouldn't rule out Oakland selecting Star Lotulelei.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 06:19:00 PM