The numbers don’t appear to be in this Philadelphia Eagles prospect’s favor.
Here’s a theory that you’ll probably find to be pretty common if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan that decided to poll a few others. The likelihood of this team carrying ten offensive linemen on the 53-man roster into 2021 is pretty high. Here’s the thing though. We already know who eight of those guys are.
At the time of this story being written and published, Landon Dickerson remains unsigned. Both sides will get that deal done though, and as Philly’s second-round draft choice in 2021, he’s a shoo-in to make the roster.
The starting lineup is pretty much set. Lane Johnson is the right tackle. Brandon Brooks is the right guard. Jason Kelce is the center. Isaac Seumalo will be the right guard, and the winner of the battle for left tackle between Andre Dillard and Jordan Mailata will protect Jalen Hurts’ blindside. Both Dillard and Mailata will both be in the fold though, and you can’t forget about Jack Driscoll. Philly would be foolish to leave him off of the roster.
That means ten guys are basically in competition for two roster spots, and it just feels like Nate Herbig, Sua Opeta, and Matt Pryor are all in competition for a reserve role at guard. Pryor can play both the guard and tackle position, which will serve him well, but it doesn’t feel like there’s any guarantee that he’s truly better than Opeta or Herbig.