2. Andre Dillard, LT
Let’s stay on the topic of the offensive line for a minute. This week, the Eagles will be without their veteran left tackle, Jason Peters. While Peters hasn’t been as great as he typically is, he was still playing some pretty decent football, considering his age and his injury history.
Unfortunately, the injuries got the best of Peters at this point. Now, he’s going to miss some games, which throws the first-round pick Andre Dillard into the fire. The Eagles drafted Dillard to pretty much sit behind Peters and learn the position for the year, but now they need him to step in and perform like an NFL first-round superstar.
Last week, Dillard came into the game against Minnesota, and he did not do well. Granted, he was playing against a solid defensive line, but it was clear the rookie was unable to accomplish the task at hand. This week, his matchup doesn’t get much easier as he’s going against a solid pass rusher in Robert Quinn. The hope is that the rookie got the lousy play out of his system last week, and is even more ready this week. The Eagles need Carson Wentz’s blindside protected at all costs.