Philadelphia Eagles offensive line: Thoughts on every starter, prospect

Isaac Seumalo #73, Jason Kelce #62, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
Isaac Seumalo #73, Jason Kelce #62, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /
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Philadelphia Eagles, Jordan Mailata #68
Jordan Mailata (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

They get overshadowed, but they’re key to the Philadelphia Eagles’ success.

Subconsciously, we all kind of look at the left side of the Eagles’ offensive line as being okay while thinking that the guys with Pro Bowl potential are the center, right guard, and right tackle. That’s especially been the case since Jason Peters began looking like an old guy.

These guys are so much more than weak links though. They just happen to play with three of the best in the game at their respective positions.

Left tackle: Andre Dillard/Jordan Mailata

Take a poll, and what you’re sure to figure out is this. Despite the fact that Philly used a first-round draft choice on Andre Dillard, much of the Eagles fan base would rather have Jordan Mailata in the starting lineup. He’s grown by leaps and bounds, but don’t expect this team to give up on Dillard just yet.

Left guard: Isaac Seumalo

Once seen as the successor to Jason Kelce at the center position, Isaac Seumalo may now refer to rookie Landon Dickerson in that respect, but this is one of the more underrated Eagles on the roster. Rarely will you hear his name called by the announcers on game day, and that’s always been a sign that an offensive lineman is doing a great job.

If you ever need some confirmation that Seumalo is a great offensive lineman, just look at the dropoff that happened on the left side of the line last season in his absence.