Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Possible NFL Draft replacements for Lane Johnson

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829. . . . Alex Leatherwood, Alabama . 2. player

Here’s a potential Philadelphia Eagles prospect from the SEC.

Perhaps the best way to evaluate talented prospects at the collegiate level is to see how they perform versus competition that will also be playing at the next level. That’s why people pay so much attention to the Southeastern Conference.

This is the best conference in all of college football. They’re consistently giving birth to the next generation of NFL stars, and in 2020, the best offensive tackle in all of the SEC is quite possibly Alex Leatherwood of the Alabama Crimson Tide.

When you think of all of that time those Tide quarterbacks have to get the ball to those talented wide receivers, think of guys like Leatherwood. When you think of all of those huge holes that those Alabama running backs have to run through, think of Alex Leatherwood. When you think of the best offensive tackles in all of college football, think of Alex Leatherwood.

He’s six-foot-six. He tips the scales at 322 pounds. He’d be the top guy on this list if not for one of the Pac-12’s best.