5 Current Philadelphia Eagles who deserve Hall of Fame consideration

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54. . . . Jason Kelce, center. 62. player

Jason Kelce is the best sixth-round draft choice in Philadelphia Eagles history.

When the 2021 NFL Draft arrives, it will be nine years since Andy Reid used the 191st-overall selection in 2011’s selection meeting on what was described as an undersized offensive lineman from the Cincinnati Bearcats’ football program, Jason Kelce. Who would have thought that would have wound up being one of the wisest decisions that this franchise ever made.

The pages of history have been turned from the 2020 calendar year to a new beginning in 2021. Football continues to be as brutal a game as it’s ever been.

Some guys disappear. Others exceed expectations or fall short of them, but if any of the new Eagles that were taken in the 2020 NFL Draft wind up being half as good as the man who’s been the anchor of Philly’s offensive line since before some of you had children, they’ll wind up in the hearts of Birds fans forever.

If Week 17 was Kelce’s final game with the Birds, it will be remembered as his 105th-consecutive start at the position (all of which were in an Eagles jersey. That number swells to 112 consecutive starts if you include seven playoff games.

Kelce is a four-time Pro Bowl nod (2014, 2016, 2019, 2020). He’s a three-time First-team All-Pro at the time of this story being published (he deserves another one for 2020), and he’s the author of the greatest speech in the history of victory parades. Close the book. End the discussion. Jason Kelce’s name needs to be thrown in future Hall-of-Fame discussions.