Lane Johnson settling in for Eagles

Everything was new last season.

Coach Chip Kelly and his fast-paced system, the speed of the NFL, the size and strength of players -- it was all a challenge for Philadelphia Eagles rookie Lane Johnson.

Johnson was the fourth overall pick in the draft and became a consistent starter on the offensive line for the Eagles, who finished 10-6 and captured the NFC East title.

Having that experience was so valuable.

“This year is a lot different,” Johnson told CSNPhilly.com. “I know the schedule, the plays and the offense, so I’m more familiar with things. I feel a lot more comfortable than as a rookie.”

Johnson started all 16 games at right tackle and that familiarity will help as he enters his second season.

“This is the first year I’ve been able to play the same position for consecutive years, so playing back-to-back (years) at right tackle will be good for me,” Johnson told CSNPhilly.com. “In the pass set, I feel a lot more comfortable on the right side than I did last year.”

The offensive line was a major strength for the Eagles last season and it showed with running back LeSean McCoy leading the league in rushing.

Johnson had a strong rookie season and he’s expecting even better things in 2014.

“There was a lot of guessing and being unsure of myself last year,” Johnson said. “I want to come out playing fast right away and be confident and I think when I do that good things will happen.”