Philadelphia Eagles seven-round NFL mock draft: February edition

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Round 3, Landon Dickerson. . player. 829. . .

The Philadelphia Eagles find an heir to Jason Kelce’s throne.

It seems like yearly we get reports that All-Pro center Jason Kelce is considering retirement, but this time the Philadelphia Eagles need to take a serious interest in being ready. Alabama Crimson Tide center Landon Dickerson is a monster of a man and can be a tone-setter for any offense.

He plays with a nasty style and loves to destroy defenses. What may be his best skill set is his versatility and football intelligence.

While Jason Kelce decides on his pending retirement, Dickerson could serve as a plug-in at guard and be just as effective. That is until he is needed to anchor the line. He’s a big man (six-foot-six and 325 pounds) which is a lot heavier than the slighter Kelce, but Dickerson is almost just as athletic as the Pro Bowler which is amazing.

He’s capable of being used anywhere on the line, and Dickerson also has the road-grading style to help pave the way in the running game. He also possesses the tools to be a great pass blocker.

Adding Dickerson, with all of that talent and those tools, would be a huge win for the Philadelphia Eagles. Teams should always build from the inside out, and Dickerson would be a great start in doing so.