Johnson takes the fast lane to the pros

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NEW YORK CITY – Former Sooner offensive tackle Lane Johnson was selected fourth overall in the 2013 NFL Draft on Thursday night in New York City. Johnson was the first round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles, and will be given the assignment of helping to protect Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who was under heavy pressure from defenses last year. Johnson was among a group of three offensive tackles chosen in the top four picks in the draft.

Johnson came to OU as a quarterback and eventually wound up on the offensive line, where he had impressive performances at both the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine, which elevated him to a top five draft prospect.

Johnson was the only Oklahoma-related player selected during the first round of the draft. Rounds 2-3 are set for Friday night, with rounds 4-7 on Saturday.