EAST LANSING — Michigan State All-American Jack Conklin is projected to be selected No. 13 overall in the upcoming NFL draft by ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay. McShay, in his NFL Mock Draft 3.0 ESPN pay site article, wrote the Philadelphia Eagles will pick the former Spartan walk-on from Plainwell and could use him at right tackle. Conklin redshirted his first season in East Lansing, and after being placed on scholarship, started a few games his redshirt freshman year at right tackle. He then moved to left tackle where he finished his collegiate career. ‘Based on the tape I’ve watched, he has the skill set of a right tackle, but his athletic testing at the combine — 5.0-second 40-yard dash, 7.63 three-cone and 4.57 short shuttle — and his long arms (35 inches) suggest he could potentially be a left tackle someday,’ McShay said. ‘If he went to Philly, Conklin wouldn’t be pressured to protect the QB’s blind side from day one, given that the Eagles just signed Lane Johnson to an extension.’ Most analysts agree that Conklin will be selected on the first day of the draft on April 28 in Chicago. It’s just a matter of when and by whom. CBS NFL insider Pat Kirwan and Sirius XM host Jim Miller both projected Conklin to go No. 26 overall in the draft to the Seattle Seahawks in their post-NFL combine mock draft released earlier this week. McShay’s mock draft has former Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook ranked as the No. 8 player outside of the first round among the ‘best prospects remaining.’ @MotownWalt Conklin’s greatness wasn’t truly recognized by most until the second half of his junior year. This should help with O-line recruiting. This was the one position that MSU was lacking in the NFL. Now MSU is represented by every position under Mark Dantonio. CB, Safety, LB, D-line, RB, QB, WR, TE, and soon to be O-line. Well I guess MSU doesn’t have a kicker in the NFL… @Spartyon91 Mark Dantonio has not had an offensive lineman drafted, so getting Conklin and Allen picked will help that cause, one might think. @Spartyon91 We had one of the best kickers in Morton Anderson. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morten_Andersen#NFL_records. Hopefully what it’ll help with, along with o-line recruits, is walk on recruits. Let’s face it, from walk on to 1st round. That’s some serious development. © 2016 MLive Media Group. All rights reserved (About Us). The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of MLive Media Group. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. Contact interactivity management. Source.