Who fills those reserve spots for the Philadelphia Eagles along the O-line?
With Jason Peters, the Eagles had four starters on the offensive line who were seemingly shoo-ins for the Pro Bowl every season. Well, Peters is gone, even though there are rumors of a return, and the time has come for last year’s first-round draft choice to step into that role and be the guy that Philly hoped he’d be when they drafted him in 2019.
That seems to be the natural order of things in the NFL, so why are so many people terrified of the thought of Andre Dillard starting? His toughness and state of readiness have been questioned for quite some time now. Keep an eye on how he develops.
Isaac Seumalo starts to his right at the left guard. His versatility makes him invaluable though he’s always the guy we bring up last when we talk about how great this group is.
That’s understandable when Jason Kelce is your center, Brandon Brooks is your right guard and Lane Johnson is your right tackle. Those three have nine Pro Bowl nods between them, and if they stay healthy, there’s no reason to believe all three won’t earn another invite at the end of 2020’s season.
Here’s your depth chart at tackle, guard, and center. Philly might want to start thinking about potentially entering life without Jason Kelce. Might this be his last ride?
Left tackle: Andre Dillard, Prince Tega Wanogho, and maybe they kick Julian Good-Jones out to tackle instead of leaving him at guard?
Left guard: Isaac Seumalo, Matt Pryor, Sua Opeta
Center: Jason Kelce, Nate Herbig, Keegan Render,
Right guard: Brandon Brooks, Jack Driscoll, Luke Juriga
Right tackle: Lane Johnson, Jordan Mailata, Casey Tucker
Sure, some guys got moved around there, but as stated earlier, everything is a guess at this point. We’ll see how things look as we move through the preseason.