Philadelphia Eagles draft: Dissecting Alabama lineman Landon Dickerson

Landon Dickerson (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
Landon Dickerson (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) /

Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman Landon Dickerson is a mountain of a man who also spent time with the Florida State Seminoles. Standing at six-foot-six and weighing in at 325-pounds, he’s been blessed with amazing athletic ability. He has all of the tools and the skill set to be the perfect addition to the Philadelphia Eagles ailing line.

Following a year in which Eagles fans watched as one offensive lineman after another fell to injury, Dickerson could be the perfect remedy moving forward.

Versatility is the first word that comes to mind when mentioning the National Champion. He’s capable of playing at all five positions on the front line. He has the athletic makeup to be a ten-year starter and it doesn’t matter what situation that you place him in.

If the long-term value is more of your cup of tea, there’s the argument that he would, more than likely, take over as the starting center once Jason Kelce decides to move on from football.

Adding talent to the Philadelphia Eagles offensive line should be a priority.

Philadelphia Eagles executive vice president and general manager Howie Roseman has had a ton of decisions to make recently regarding the Philadelphia Eagles’ less than ideal roster. Arguably no decision now is more important than what building blocks need to be placed around second-year rising star Jalen Hurts. While Hurts has all the tools to be a franchise quarterback in the National Football League, the front office will need to add talent around him immediately.

Between the injuries to the offensive line and the age of some of the guys that make up the unit, the Eagles are in a position where they need to find talented prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft. That is where Landon Dickerson fits in. If Philadelphia is serious about helping Hurts, they should start with the guys that are paid to protect him. Adding a talent like this young man could go a long way in creating a dominant offensive line.

Here’s an interesting take that all Philadelphia Eagles fans should read.

We at ITI sat down with a scouting source and asked him his take on Landon Dickerson. While he didn’t want to be named he did have this to say:

If you were going to build an offensive lineman it would be Landon Dickerson, head to toe. The guy is a road grading street fighter, with a great personality and an aggressive playing style. He is a beast. That is all you need to know, really. If I am the Philadelphia Eagles, I am drafting him, giving him a helmet, and getting out of his way.

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This isn’t rocket science. The Philadelphia Eagles are in a rebuilding year, so adding a talent like this could be a great start toward building a sustainable future. The old saying is ‘you build from the ball out”. Alabama offensive lineman Landon Dickerson, has the violent hands, the football intelligence, and the versatility to be a star in this league for years to come.