4 Philadelphia Eagles with very intriguing skillsets heading into 2021

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Philadelphia Eagles OL Landon Dickerson

Let’s be honest. After the Philadelphia Eagles took a wide receiver in Round 1 of the most recent draft, they probably would have sent the fan base into a fever pitch had they gone with a cornerback in Round 2. They didn’t they took an offensive lineman, Landon Dickerson, DeVonta Smith’s former teammate with the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Now, that mini-curveball didn’t tick fans off or anything. How can anyone be upset about the BIrds getting stronger in the trenches? There was some concern about the fact that the guy they picked has already had to deal with some pretty significant injuries, and he’s only 22 years old (he turns 23 in September).

Dickerson’s selection happened for several reasons, but one of them involves a word that always gets tossed around when we mention new prospects and NFL draftees, particularly those that were taken in the second round. That word is ‘upside’.

If this doesn’t work (and the only reason it wouldn’t work would probably be because Landon’s body didn’t hold up), this is another knock on Howie Roseman). If Philly hits the jackpot, they may have scored with the best interior lineman the 2021 draft class had to offer (and they got him in Round 2).

It doesn’t hurt that Dickerson can play both guard spots and he’s one of the favorites on the current roster to take over at center for Jason Kelce once the legend determines he’s ready to hand up the cleats for good.