Philadelphia Eagles draft: Top 10 offensive tackles not named Penei Sewell
Even after adding two tackles in 2020, the Philadelphia Eagles need depth.
It’s something that we should have seen coming if you self-identify as a Philadelphia Eagles fan. One night before Super Bowl LII, the Birds’ offensive line took home the Built Ford Tough Offensive Line of the Year Award, and it seems like they’ve been falling apart rather swiftly, especially at the tackle spots.
Now, in fairness, you can’t state that this franchise hasn’t tried to improve or add depth when they’ve been given an opportunity. In 2018, they drafted both Matt Pryor and Jordan Mailata. In 2019 during the NFL Draft’s first round, they drafted the man many had graded as the second-best tackle in the class, one Andre Dillard. 2020 came, and they selected both of Auburn’s starting tackles, Jack Driscoll and Prince Tega Wanogho.
Still, even with all of that happening, this team’s offensive line often feels like they’re one injury away from apathy.
Dilliard got hurt a season ago, and the tires were kicked on Jason Peters. That was a bad move. Lane Johnson and Driscoll both got hurt and everything fell apart. The need for depth is obvious, but if we aren’t certain of anything else, we know that Penei Sewell won’t be available when the Birds are on the clock at 12.
Even still, if the Birds want to use one of their 11 picks on an offensive tackle, there will be options. Here’s an attempt to identify a few. Here are the ten best outside of Mr. Sewell, the man that many are mentioning as a potential top-ten pick at the end of April.