Philadelphia Eagles: Every unit’s potential boom or bust player

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Andre Dillard #77 of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Andre Dillard #77 of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

player. 54. . . . Offensive line: Tie (Dillard and Pryor).

We’re certain about what to expect from the Philadelphia Eagles starting offensive line with the exception of two guys.

On the eve of Super Bowl 52, the Eagles offensive line took home the Built Ford Tough Offensive Line of the Year Award. For the most part, not a whole lot has changed. That is if you throw out the loss of a future Hall-of-Fame left tackle, one of the league’s most versatile reserve guys leaving in free agency (Halapoulivaati Vaitai), and the injury to three-time Pro Bowl guard, Brandon Brooks.

Prior to Brooks’ injury, the most popular topics surrounding the Eagles offensive line was who’d make the teams as the reserves and whether or not Jason Peters was coming back. One torn Achilles tendon later (or one additional tear of an Achilles tendon later, depending on how you look at it), we’ve gone from the discussion of possible replacements to the usual theories about trades, to whether or not Jason Peters can play guard.

The Eagles and several trusted voices that know the team well believe Matt Pryor is ready to fill a huge void left by the injured Brooks. That’s what you would call good news. The bad news is it’s become increasingly difficult to find three people who say the same thing about the man we believe will take over as Philly’s starting left tackle, Andre Dillard. Believe it or not, the 22nd-overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft might be the weak link on an offensive line that returns Lane Johnson, Jason Kelce, and Isaac Seumalo.