Philadelphia Eagles free agency watch: Dillon Faamatau

Dillon Faamatau Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
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At six-foot-three and 290-pounds, former Oklahoma Sooner defensive tackle, Dillon Faamatau, has the size, raw ability, and power to be a Stallworth in the NFL. He’s someone that’s capable of taking over a game with his nasty playing style. Both underrated and a mauler, this is someone that could be an excellent addition to the Philadelphia Eagles defensive front.

Currently, Faamatau is a free agent, but he has the football intelligence to be placed anywhere on the defensive line. He has violent hands and forces the type of contact that causes fear in an offensive opponent.

When you watch his film, it’s easy to see the potential that the California native possesses. When you add his freakish athletic ability and arguably some of the best footwork for a man his size, you truly have something special.

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Faamatau gives the Philadelphia Eagles’ defense an upgrade immediately.

The 2021 NFL Draft is approaching, and Faamatau could be someone Philly looks to add once the selection meeting concludes. Imagining the big man next lining up next to Fletcher Cox should have the fans that know him salivating. They’d create a duo that could be a potentially dominant force moving forward.

Up until now, the Philadelphia Eagles vice president/general manager Howie Roseman hasn’t been as active as most fans would lie. The reasons are obvious given the cap space or lack thereof as well as the unconfirmed plans to rebuild. We shouldn’t expect much more movement. So, adding a low-risk and high-reward player like Faamatau makes complete sense.

Philadelphia Eagles fans should read this scouting take on Faamatau.

We at ITI had the chance to speak with a scouting source and ask him his take on the former Sooner. While he did not want to be named, he did have this to say:

"What I think stood out to me when I watched this kid on film is he is a space-eater. He takes on a ton of blocks and really affects the game like that. He has great athleticism and a real nasty way about him. He’s a guy the teammates love and coaches love to have. He could be a great addition to any team really. It will be interesting to see where he lands."

The defensive front is as good a place as any for the Eagles to begin adding talent and landing Faamatau could be a step in the right direction. He has all of the tools to be a true difference-maker in the National Football League as he’s a big-bodied bully along the defensive front that could be an excellent start to this team’s rebuild.