Don’t rule out the possibility of the Eagles going with an interior lineman early.
It never seems to matter what the Eagles’ most pressing needs wind up being. You can always count on two things. At some point, they’re probably going to sign a defensive tackle, especially if they played in the AFC, and it can never be ruled out that they’ll go the route of spending early-round draft capital or money in free agency on a position we believed to be pretty well-stocked at.
Yep, you’d think the interior of the offensive line is in pretty good shape, even after the retirement of Brandon Brooks. After all, Jason Kelce may come back, Landon Dickerson is a stud, and Isaac Seumalo and Jack Driscoll are both set to return from injury.
Then again, Nate Herbig is set to become a free agent, Driscoll always gets hurt, and who knows how long it will take for Seumalo to return to form (or if the injuries will occur more frequently now).
Taking linemen in Round 1 isn’t sexy, but it’s safe. With the possibility that there will be a run on linemen early and with the possibility that Eagles fan favorites like Tyler Linderbaum will be off of the board before Philly has a shot at taking them, they could reach on someone like Texas A&M’s Kenyon Green.
The argument can be made that he’ll be the best guard in the class. The Aggies used him at tackle some because of injuries, and the results were mixed. He had issues with speed rushers, and he can get overextended at times. Still, all in all, he’s a solid late-round prospect that truly has boom-or-bust potential.