Johnson is very athletic, and fits Chip Kelly’s offensive style of play.
The move also is a likely confirmation that Todd Herremans will slide back inside to right guard.
The Eagles were fortunate that Johnson was still available to them at number four. Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs shook up the draft by selecting Eric Fisher instead of Luke Joeckel with the number one overall pick. With Fisher off of the board, Gus Bradley and the Jacksonville Jaguars pounced on the opportunity to draft Joeckel with the second pick. Then the Miami Dolphins traded up in front of the Eagles, many assumed to snatch Johnson, but it turned out the Dolphins were actually targeting Dion Jordan.
The Eagles got the last top tackle available, and although he was the third tackle selected, he just might be the best fit for the Eagles of the three.