Here’s a look at the Philadelphia Eagles offensive line after OTAs.
Here are a couple of statements that are both true, but if you aren’t a Philadelphia Eagles fan or haven’t been paying attention, they’re going to seem like they contradict one another. Are you ready? Okay, let’s go.
The first statement is this. Philly’s offensive line was good in 2017, and even after they lost Jason Peters late in the regular season and there was a slight dropoff when Halapoulivaati Vaitai entered the lineup (no disrespect to Big V), this was still the premier front five in the NFL.
They won the Built Ford Tough Offensive Line of the Year Award on the night before Super Bowl LII as Philadelphia rode these guys to this team’s first Vince Lombardi in franchise history.
The second statement, again, sounds like a direct contradiction to the first, but it’s also true. Four of the five starters are still here, and the projected fifth guy, Andre Dillard, is a first-round draft choice that was seen as the second-best left tackle in 2019’s draft class. Still, even with that being said, no one is as confident in Philly’s offensive line this season as they were four seasons ago.
The reasons for that are obvious. No one can run from age and injury, not even a team that has three starters on their offensive line that have ten Pro Bowls and four First-team All-Pro nods between them. They’re one of the best front fives in the NFL if they can stay healthy. The question is will they stay healthy? It feels like they haven’t been since 2017.
Here’s a look at every offensive lineman on the Eagles roster now that OTAs are over and a few thoughts on each of them. We begin with the starters.