Philadelphia Eagles draft: 4 Prospects to avoid with 12th selection

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The Philadelphia Eagles should avoid another Virginia Tech Hokie at 12.

Of the many reasons that a college prospect might not translate to the NFL, lack of team fit isn’t talked about nearly enough. Christian Darrisaw is a terrific prospect and is being considered by many as the third-best offensive lineman in this draft, but his fit on the Eagles is suspect.

As tattered as the Eagles roster looks to be, the offensive line is actually pretty solid going into the 2021 season. A healthy Brandon Brooks and Lane Johnson will anchor the right side of the line, and Jason Kelce and Issac Seumalo will get back to work at the center and guard position.

The only spot of the offensive line that appears to have some controversy is the left tackle position, but it’s a good problem to have. The former first-round pick Andre Dillard was set to make an impact in the 2020 season, but a torn bicep kept him from fielding any snaps.

Jordan Mailata came in as his replacement and was one of the only bright spots for the Eagles in 2020. The former rugby player finally put it all together, and Mailata has presumably created a training camp battle at the left tackle position. The Eagles shouldn’t add a third contender for the position, not in the first round anyway.

Eagles fans know just how much Howie Roseman loves to build the trenches, but he should stay away from drafting Darrisaw in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. The Birds have other holes to fill, and his talents would be better off on another team with a weaker offensive line.