Reality is beginning to creep in slowly. Jason Kelce isn’t going to play forever, so here are four possible successors that the Eagles could land in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The NFL Draft is approaching, and it’s been quite a week. On Monday, April 10th, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its All-Decade Team for the 2010s, and four members of the Philadelphia Eagles family found their way onto the roster. There was seemingly an issue immediately. Jason Kelce was noticeably absent.
Sure, there were guys that you’d expect to be mentioned. Fletcher Cox, LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles, the reincarnation of the late Timmy Brown (Sproles made the squad at two positions), and the surefire Hall-of-Fame inductee, Jason Peters.
All were deserving, but again, there was no Jason Kelce, Cox’s teammate of the past eight seasons and arguably the NFL’s best center over the past decade. Kelce appeared on 94 WIP-FM’s Morning Show with Angelo Cataldi a day later and stated he didn’t feel like he was worthy of the honor, but you can’t get a ton of Eagles fans to agree with that.
Still, everyone knows that the author of the greatest speech in the history of victory parades won’t play forever. Might 2020 be his final season? Might the Eagles go the route of finding his possible replacement in the upcoming draft? If they do, they’ll probably address other needs first. That means the top three centers in this next selection meeting won’t be available. Their names are Tyler Biadasz, Matt Hennessy, and Cesar Ruiz.
Let’s count down some nice mid and later-round options, beginning with one of the lesser-known prospects.