Philadelphia Eagles draft: 3 UTR late-round prospects to consider

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932. . . . D'ante Smith, East Carolina. . player

Smith could be a great fit in the Philadelphia Eagles offense immediately.

At six-foot-four and 285-pounds, East Carolina offensive lineman D’ante Smith has the size and natural ability to be a force up front. He has a strong punch at the point of contact to go along with that road grader attitude that coaches love. The Philadelphia Eagles would be wise to keep an eye on the former Pirate standout as we continue to move through the month of April.

A versatile lineman, Smith can be lined up in four of the five spots on the offensive line. He’s capable of playing both tackle spots in a pinch but will, more than likely, be a starting guard at the next level. With his football intelligence, he could fill in right away in the right situation.

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Despite having a roster of talented guys up front, the Eagles were hampered by injuries in 2020, injuries that really affected the offensive line and eventually derailed the season for good. With that in mind, the front office should be looking to land talented prospects for the future, and restocking the offensive cupboard should be at the top of the to-do list, starting with the guys protecting Jalen Hurts.

Landing Smith could be an excellent investment in continuing to secure the Eagle’s future.