3 Most undervalued Philadelphia Eagles as we approach training camp

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Isaac Seumalo might be the Philadelphia Eagles’ most underrated starter.

The Philadelphia Eagles have a nice training camp battle brewing between Andre Dillard and Jordan Mailata. The winner of that will be Philly’s starting left tackle. The guy that winds up in second place will be a nice depth piece.

The center and right side of the Birds offensive line could rival anything anyone else can trot out if, of course, all three of those gentlemen are able to stay healthy. Jason Kelce, the center, is a legend who has quietly crafted what could be seen as a career that’s Pro Football Hall of Fame worthy once he finally hangs up the cleats. Brandon Brooks is one of the best in the league at the right guard position. The same can be said about Lane Johnson.

Kelce, Brooks, and Johnson have ten Pro Bowl nods between them. Isaac Seumalo has started every game that he has been available to play over the course of the past two seasons. He played 100 percent of the team’s snaps during the postseason in both 2018 and in 2018. He’s also started 40 of 61 total regular-season games in an Eagles jersey overall.

Does anyone want to guess what he doesn’t have on his resume? If you said that he doesn’t have a Pro Bowl on his resume, you guessed correctly.

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Some of you might say that he doesn’t deserve to be mentioned as a Pro Bowler, and that’s fine. You’re welcome to your opinion. Some of you might agree that he’s underrated. Successful arguments can be made for that theory as well, but it wasn’t that long ago that so many Philadelphia Eagles fans were saying that Isaac Seumalo was the successor to Jason Kelce at the center position.

You also should have seen how many issues the Birds had in replacing Seumalo after his injury. That alone should count for something and speak to his value.