Sitting with Philadelphia Eagles OL Kayode Awosika for an exclsuive

Kayode Awosika (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Kayode Awosika (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

Now that the dust has settled on the 2021 NFL Draft (and all the chaos that comes with it), the Philadelphia Eagles front office and fans alike have a new crop of players to get excited about. From the first-round pick, DeVonta Smith, to their day-three selections, general manager Howie Roseman has a lot to smile about.

Despite hitting the nail on the head (for once) during the three-day selection meeting, the undrafted free agents should keep fans smiling as well.

To some, Buffalo Bulls offensive lineman Kayode Awosika going undrafted is a head-scratcher. The former first-team All-Mac nod was an offensive stalwart as the anchor of his program’s offensive line.

A natural left tackle, the six-foot-five, 315-pound athletic freak has the versatility to his game that Philadelphia Eagles fans will adore. He’s built with the football smarts that coaches covet. This young man is a road grader with the footwork of a dancer.

Philadelphia Eagles fans will find this conversation interesting.

We at ITI had the opportunity to speak with the rookie offensive lineman as he prepared for the 2021 NFL Draft. We asked him what he feels he brings to an NFL Locker room, as well as the things he feels he needs to work on. Here’s some of what he had to say:

As far as the locker room, and what I bring to it. I would say I am a guy that is easy to talk to and not just a football player. I am a hard worker and I plan on learning all I can from the guys who have been there. In me, they will find someone who all about the team and someone my teammates can lean on. I want them to know I always have their back and I am a guy they never have to worry about doing the wrong thing.

Awosika also touched on the things he feels he needs to work on to be better for the Philadelphia Eagles.

I think I need to work on everything really. I mean that. Even the things I do really well I want to continue to get better at on a daily basis. I think if I get comfortable with where I am at in my skill. I will never be great. So, I have to say everything.

The Philadelphia Eagles may have struck gold with the undrafted free agent.

The 2020 season may have been one of the worst seasons in recent Philadelphia Eagles history. It seemed like every week things got worse for the Birds and their fans. While there were many things to blame it all on, it was the injuries to the offensive line that set the tone for the horrible year.

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Needless to say, the front office was right in adding youth to the roster. Awosika has all the tools to be a mainstay for the Eagles’ offensive line. His ability to play both tackle and both guard spots alone shows his value. While he may have gone undrafted the Buffalo product could be a great find for the front office. Given the right opportunity, he could be a name we all hear a lot about.