The Philadelphia Eagles might have some trade bait in the form of Andre Dillard.
It’s been hinted at for quite some time, but when it all comes down to it, nothing ever happens. The Philadelphia Eagles might have a budding star at tackle with Jordan Mailata, but there are justifiable theories that the Birds still want him to be a depth piece because they’ve invested a first-round selection into Andre Dillard.
Dillard, so far, has been to the Eagles’ offense what Derek Barnett represents to the defense, a well-paid former first-rounder who’s battled injury and whose on-field production doesn’t justify the confidence that has been placed in him or what Philly is paying him.
Once upon a time, his selection seemed like a great idea. Jason Peters was getting old. Philly needed a successor, and Dillard was seen by many as one of the 2019 NFL Draft’s top three offensive tackles. Now, he seems like he’s best suited to be trade collateral.
The long and the short of everything is this. If Philly traded Andre Dillard, they’d still get tremendous value. There’s some unknown with him, so teams will bite, but if the Eagles are to explore a trade, the best time is now. This team is never going to get more for him than they’d get in a trade for him right now.