Philadelphia Eagles 2021 Big Ten-only and 3-round NFL mock draft

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Thayer Munford, G/T, Ohio State. 3. player. 812. . .

Has anyone else drawn the conclusion that a successful NFL offense can never have too many offensive linemen that are ready to go to war? If we’re talking about a Big Ten-only mock, you can’t rule out the possibility of the ‘Birds’ going with an offensive lineman in Round 1.

Might that be Thayer Munford‘s teammate, Wyatt Davis, or the Michigan Wolverines’ Jalen Mayfield? The latter plays tackle but like Davis, he could be kicked inside at the professional level based on the fact that he’s right around 319 pounds or so.

Then again, Philly has a lot of guards (Brandon Brooks, Isaac Seumalo, Matt Pryor, and Nate Herbig), but again, if you haven’t learned anything else from the 2020 season, you should have learned that no NFL offense can have too many offensive linemen on standby.

Seeing as how Jason Kelce is nearing the end of a career that’s been arguably Pro Football Hall of Fame worthy, no one knows what Andre Dillard or Prince Tega-Wanogho will become, and no one is certain whether or not those injuries to Lane Johnson, Jack Driscoll, and Brandon Brooks will begin to show up more frequently, why wouldn’t the Eagles take a shot at someone to help add depth to the offensive line?

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Why couldn’t that prospect be Ohio State’s Thayer Munford somewhere around Round 3? Here’s the point. If Philly doesn’t fix this line, they can’t protect Carson Wentz. If they continue to get Wentz beaten up in 2021 like they got him beaten up in 2020, that isn’t going to be good for Wentz or this Eagles organization.