Eric Fisher

In this Dec. 26, 2012, file photo, Central Michigan offensive linesman Eric Fisher gets set at the line to during the first quarter of the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl NCAA college football game against Western Kentucky at Ford Field in Detroit. Don't be shocked if the first four names called Thursday night at the NFL Draft by Commissioner Roger Goodell come from the trenches: tackles Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M and Eric Fisher of Central Michigan; defensive end Dion Jordan of Oregon; and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd of Florida. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Staff Writer David Weinberg previews the Philadelphia Eagles' areas of need leading up to the NFL draft, which starts Thursday.

Who's there now: Jason Peters (starter), Todd Herremans (starter), Dennis Kopa, Matt Reynolds, Ed Wang.

Why it's a problem: Both Peters (ruptured Achilles' tendon) and Herremans (torn foot tendon) are coming off serious injuries. The team's lack of depth at that position really hurt last season. Demetress Bell and King Dunlap struggled and are no longer with the team.

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The best:

1. Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M: 6-foot-6, 306-pounder is considered among the top five players in the draft regardless of position. Considered a can't-miss prospect.

2. Eric Fisher, Central Michigan: 6-7, 306-pounder is considered to be just as good - if not better - than Joeckel by some draft experts because of athleticism and determination.

3. Lane Johnson, Oklahoma: 6-6, 303-pounder is a former tight end who wowed scouts in workouts and on the field.

Tomorrow: Defensive line.

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