Young Eagles offensive stars not named Hurts who are expected to impress

Dallas Goedert #88, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
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Landon Dickerson #69, Philadelphia Eagles
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. player. 54. . . . Landon Dickerson, O-lineman

Landon Dickerson will be a fixture on the Eagles’ offensive line for years to come as long as he stays healthy.

Had Landon Dickerson‘s college football career not ended with a significant injury, he would have been a first-round selection in the 2021 NFL Draft more than likely. We know how things ended.

He dressed for the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship Game even though it was learned that he had suffered ligament damage in his right knee versus the Florida Gators in the 2020 SEC Championship Game. The Eagles gambled to some degree by taking him in Round 2 a year ago.

The theory was that once he got healthy, they would have scored potentially the best interior offensive lineman in the draft class if he could get on the field and complete the season with no issues. Isaac Seumalo got hurt. Dickerson stepped in, and the Eagles didn’t miss a beat. Things seem to be headed in the right direction with this Dickerson selection. Everyone’s happy, but here’s something else of note, something that you may not have noticed.

Isaac Seumalo has enjoyed most of his career as the Eagles’ starting left guard, but Landon Dickerson is so good that, even though Isaac is back and ready to go, he’s the one that’s being asked to make the move from left guard to the right guard position because Philly seems settled on the second-year star staying on the left side. That’s significant whether you realize it or not.

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Then, there are more seasoned guys like Jack Driscoll and Sua Opeta. Both are solid. Both are also looking up at Dickerson on the depth chart. That isn’t by accident.

The sky is the limit with Landon, and if he continues on the path he’s on, we could be talking about a perennial Pro Bowler for years to come. Philly’s second-round gamble in 2021 has paid off. There’s no doubt about it. Look for big things out of the 2020 Rimington Trophy/Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner in year two.