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Eagles bolster offensive line by drafting TCU's Halapoulivaati Vaitai
The Eagles continued to add to their offensive line on Saturday by drafting Texas Christian offensive tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai in the fifth round.
Vaitai, who is 6-foot-6 and 320 pounds, was a two-year starter for the Horned Frogs. He spent 2014 at right tackle and 2015 at left tackle, and was named second-team all-Big 12 last season. NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock mentioned him last week as a potential candidate in the third round for the Eagles because he was moving up draft boards.
"Can play both sides, and the offensive line coaches around the league love him," Mayock said.
The Eagles have now drafted offensive linemen with two of their first four picks after going two years without addressing the position in the draft.