Much of the attention will be on other prospects from the National Champions in LSU during the draft, but Saahdiq Charles still played a pivotal role on that team.
Halapoulivaati Vaitai left in free agency and got paid, so the Eagles replace him with another mid-round selection in Charles.
At 20-years-old, Charles has good size standing at six-foot-four, weighing 321 pounds and has quick feet to get out on the edge.
While Charles does have quick feet, his technique isn’t the best. The same applies with his hands in both run and pass protection. Charles will need to work on his technique, or he will consistently be bullied and thrown off balance at the NFL level.
The Eagles have experience in recent years with picking offensive lineman later in the round. Vatai was selected in the fifth round and ended up starting the majority of the 2017 season that also resulted in him getting the job done in the Super Bowl.
While Charles had his fair share of growing pains, he was reliable once he got a few games under his belt during the season and got comfortable.
In addition, the Eagles have seen Matt Pryor grow after being a sixth-round pick in 2018. During the Wild Card Round last January, Pryor did earn the start, and didn’t look all that bad.
This late in the draft, Roseman and the front office decide to get some depth on the offensive line and replace Vaitai with a champion in Charles to put the unit in much better shape moving forward.