Reality’s setting in for Andre Dillard fairly quickly. He was officially introduced as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday.
Ladies and gentlemen, Andre Dillard has found his way to Philly. The last day’s been a bit of a whirlwind for the Philadelphia Eagles rookie offensive tackle. Less than 24 hours after he heard his name called 22nd overall in the 2019 NFL Draft, he left Nashville, Tennessee and headed north to the ‘City of Brotherly Love’.
The Eagles and so many members of the media who are associated with the team were all over social media giving us the play by play.
Check out some of the highlights:
Some of the Eagles brass (Howie Roseman, Joe Douglas, and head coach Doug Pederson) met with some of the Philly media shortly after the conclusion of Round 1 on Thursday night / early on Friday morning.
Here’s that discussion:
Clip courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles official YouTube channel
Seeing the Eagles snatch what many thought would be a top-ten or top-15 pick at the 22nd-overall selection feels like a steal already. Though Dillard hasn’t played a down of NFL football yet, those who paid no attention to Washington State Cougars football over the course of the 2018 season are starting to feel a little adrenaline begin to pump.
Quite a few experts dropped some first round grades for each team’s selection, and Dillard passed with flying colors. Then, before we could fully digest what they were saying, a few more football experts chimed in with some high praise.
The Eagles fan base is pretty stoked. So are his teammates. Dillard spoke shortly after his arrival at the Novacare Complex and seemed quite comfortable. Here’s the first of many conversations with the Philly media.
Ladies and gents, that’s 20 minutes of classy conversation. If his play on the field at the professional level matches what we’ve seen at the collegiate level and his first day on the job, it won’t be long before this guy’s a fan favorite.