Sep 7, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UNLV Rebels offensive lineman Brett Boyko looks towards the scoreboard from the bench late in the fourth quarter during a game against the Arizona Wildcats at Sam Boyd Stadium. Arizona won the game 58-13. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Key Additions: Brett Boyko
Key Losses: Todd Herremans
It has been repeated ad nausea, but the offensive line is going to develop into a major problem moving forward if it’s not addressed very soon. Jason Peters is still one of the league’s premiere blind-side protectors, however, whenever a player ventures into the wrong side of 30, you begin to fear when the precipitous fall in effectiveness might come; although the physical freak Peters (and Mathis as well for that matter), could be a rare exception.
Age concerns aside, this unit is one major injury away from being cosmically average to poor. Needless to say this isn’t ideal in giving the oft injured Bradford protection and comfort as he gets acclimated to a new offense, and attempts to mount his bounce-back campaign. That all being said, there haven’t been any major losses on the offensive line over this past offseason. Todd Herremans was released, but between his natural decline and myriad of injuries, he became more of a detriment than an asset to the team last season.
Luckily for the Eagles, they have two incredibly talented young pieces in Lane Johnson and Jason Kelce to build around, although the depth is frighteningly thin. There were minimal additions to the team in way of youthful talent, though the team made UNLV’s Brett Boyko a priority UDFA, so they must be at least somewhat high on his abilities.
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