Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Boom or bust late-round SEC offensive prospects

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The Philadelphia Eagles could land an Alabama prospect early and late.

If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, you’ve no doubt heard the names Jaylen Waddle, DeVonta Smith, and Patrick Surtain so often that you’ve probably started uttering stats in your sleep. A great deal of time has been spent discussing what the Birds might do early. None of us have spent as much time detailing what they should do late though.

A Philadelphia team that has so many needs (cornerback, linebacker, running back, and wide receiver among others) might end up being forced to address its needs along the offensive line later rather than sooner, depending on how things play out once the ball gets going.

All of the Alabama Crimson Tide’s prospects aren’t sure things though. Guard Deonte Brown is proof of that. This six-foot-four and 338-pound prospect could wind up being taken in Round 6 of the 2021 NFL Draft. Then again, he could go undrafted.

He’s a much better run blocker than a pass protector at this stage of his development, thus the boom-or-bust designation. Still, playing behind Brandon Brooks and Isaac Seumalo and playing for Jeff Stoutland could allow him the time he needs to develop into something special.

If Brown doesn’t tickle the Eagles’ fancy, Greg Eiland of Mississippi State, Myron Cunningham of Arkansas, and Carson Green of Texas A&M are all good late-round offensive line prospects as well.