Philadelphia Eagles biggest takeaways from Week 2’s loss to 49ers

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The Philadelphia Eagles had some positives in a Week 2 loss.

1. The Birds’ were right to pay Jordan Mailata and draft Landon Dickerson.

After a solid showing last year, the Eagles decided to lock down left tackle Jordan Mailata, and they were right in the decision. He was one of the highest-graded pass blockers in Week 1 and put on a great show in Week 2.

That’s no easy task for anyone who has to clock in and battle 49ers’ defensive end Nick Bosa for four quarters. The former NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and Pro Football Writers of America’s Rookie of the Year is never an easy matchup for anyone.

Yes, Mailata allowed a sack and some hurries, but there was also a few times that he had Bosa on the ground. It was a great showing of just how far he has come. One of the sadder stories on the day involved right guard Brandon Brooks, who left the game early due to a chest injury. Rookie Landon Dickerson, though he had a shaky start, came in for Brooks and was able to help out.

He appears to be the real deal and a wise decision. He’ll be good for a while.