Okay, Philadelphia Eagles fans. We’ve got Andre Dillard, Isaac Seumalo, Jason Kelce, Jason Peters, Lane Johnson, Matt Pryor, Nate Herbig, Jack Driscoll, and Prince Tega Wanogho making the roster.
This group looks a little different than some thought it would a couple of months ago. Most of the starters are still there. Jason Kelce and Lane Johnson will still be dominating opponents. Isaac Seuamlo will try to build upon a solid 2019 season except for the Week 2 matchup with elite defensive tackle Grady Jarrett. Andre Dillard is stepping into the starting role at left tackle after learning for a year under Jason Peters as expected.
Speaking of ‘The Bodyguard’, Philly decided to bring him back but at right guard to replace Brandon Brooks. Not only are they asking him to switch positions but they are also asking him to switch from a right-handed stance to a left-handed stance. All of that is supposed to happen just weeks leading up to the regular season. If anyone can do it it’s Peters, but that’s a lot to ask in such a short time.
Matt Pryor played well enough in the final two games of the season to suggest that he can be a solid backup and possibly step in if the Peters experiment fails. Nate Herbig just recently turned 22-years-old and can play multiple spots on the line. The coaching staff will continue to develop him as a potential heir to Kelce whenever he retires, and he can fill in at guard if needed. 2020 fourth-round pick Jack Driscoll can also play multiple spots on the line and should be a solid backup once he gets up to speed.
Lastly, the Eagles need another backup tackle. Pryor, Herbig, and Driscoll all play more on the interior. Prince Tega Wanogho can fill that role and is honestly a better bet than Jordan Mailata at this point. Most were surprised Tega Wanogho fell as far as he did on draft weekend, and he might’ve been a steal for Philly. Mailata and Sua Opeta are likely practice squad candidates.