5 Players Philadelphia Eagles should regret ignoring in 2020’s NFL Draft

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. Michael Onwenu, guard/tackle. 5. player. 47. .

This young man would have helped a struggling Philadelphia Eagles O-line.

In 2020, here’s what the Philadelphia Eagles’ offensive line was supposed to look like: Andre Dillard (left tackle), Isaac Seumalo (left guard), Jason Kelce (center), Brandon Brooks (right guard), and Lane Johnson (right tackle). There isn’t an Eagles fan in the Delaware Valley or anywhere else in our great country that doesn’t know how that turned out.

Dillard and Brooks didn’t even make it to the first week of the regular season, and by the time the 2020 season had officially ended (some would say that was in Week 16), Philly was literally holding their front five on offense together with prayers and trainer’s tape.

Jason Kelce was the only expected starter to make it to the finish line, and to make matters worse, the hopes of the franchise were partially carried by guys we argued might end up on the practice squad like Matt Pryor and Brett Toth.

During 2020’s selection meeting, the Birds drafted both of the Auburn Tigers’ starting tackles from 2019, Jack Driscoll and Prince Tega Wanogho. The former was placed on the team’s injured reserve after 11 games with four starts. The latter was finally promoted to the active roster for the season finale.

Perhaps Philly should have taken a flier on Michael Onwenu. He started all 16 games for the New England Patriots and is equally adept at playing both guard and tackle. Philly could have really used him. They certainly didn’t get much out of John Hightower, who they added 14 spots before New England took Onwenu 182nd overall.