Eagles who may be playing elsewhere in 2023 (but we hope they stay)

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Andre Dillard, Philadelphia Eagles
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Left Tackle. . Andre Dillard. player. 54. Scouting Report. 77. Pick Analysis

It may finally be time to end the Andre Dillard and Britain Covey experiments.

Sometimes, it feels like, had Andre Dillard not been a first-round draft choice and labeled as the heir apparent to Jason Peters, we might not have gotten as irritated with him so quickly. The 22nd-overall selection in 2019’s draft, Number 77 is proof that time flies.

This is already his fourth season in the NFL. So far, there’s been no extension. He has value as trade collateral as well, so don’t be shocked if he’s playing somewhere else before the trade deadline or shortly thereafter.

Pick Analysis. 54. 18. player. Scouting Report. Wide Receiver/Returner. . Britain Covey

The day the Eagles added Britain Covey as an undrafted free agent, there was a buzz. A man who earned three First-Team All-Pac-12 nods (2018, 2020, 2021) and an All-American nomination in 2021 was seen as the answer to Philly’s questions about who they might field as a returner on special teams.

Covey hauled in 184 receptions for 2,011 yards and reached the end zone 11 times in 47 career games with the Utah Utes. He tallied 1,930 return yards and five more trips to the end zone as a kick/punt returner. The NFL is an entirely different animal than the Pac 12 though.

Covey is talented, but his occupation of a roster spot simply because he was a nice weapon at the collegiate level seems unnecessary. Hopefully, the Birds will see that as well. The same can be said about the currently injured Tyree Jackson. These guys are living off of expectations more so than anything they’re actually doing on the field.