Philadelphia Eagles draft: Top 10 offensive tackles not named Penei Sewell

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Here are the Philadelphia Eagles’ best options at offensive tackle.

Here are the five best options that the Philadelphia Eagles will probably have at the tackle position.

5. Alex Leatherwood, Alabama 

In some ways, Alex Leatherwood of the Alabama Crimson Tide more closely resembles a speed bump or a cement wall rather than a bulldozer, and that’s okay.

He doesn’t knock his better competition out of their cleats all of the time. He either slows them or just kind of gets in the way, so he’s a better pass protector than a run-blocker at this point. Still, he can be fixed with good coaching like Birds fans expect from Jeff Stoutland.

4. Jackson Carman, Clemson 

Some say he’s a guard. Some say he’s a left tackle, but here’s what everyone should be able to agree on. Clemson’s Jackson Carman is pretty doggone good and a potential first-rounder.

3. Christian Darrisaw, Virginia Tech 

Christian Darrisaw is getting a lot of publicity and rightfully so. He should be one of the first five tackles that are taken in the NFL Draft.

2. Rashawn Slater, Northwestern 

If you don’t know who Rashawn Slater is, study up. At six-foot-three and 330 pounds, he earned Third-team All-Big Ten honors in 2018. he hasn’t gotten his just due since then, but he’s a future starter in the NFL.

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1. Alijah Vera-Tucker, USC 

Alijah Vera-Tucker is the best offensive tackle in this draft that isn’t named Penei Sewell. At six-foot-four and 315 pounds, this is a potential Day-1 starter that earned Second-team All-Pac-12 honors in 2019 and First-team All-Pac-12 honors in 2020 to go along with a Morris Trophy, an award given by opposing players to the best offensive and defensive tackles in the Pac-12 Conference.