Several members of the Eagles’ offensive line brought the heat during their respective NFL Combine appearances.
We don’t think of offensive linemen running 40 yards during an NFL game for any reason. but it’s nice to know that they could if they were needed to do so.
Jason Kelce, Cincinnati
The then-future beloved center for the Birds came prepared for his shot at conquering the 40-yard dash. Jason Kelce ran the fastest out of all offensive linemen at the 2011 NFL Combine, with a 4.89 official time.
Lane Johnson, Oklahoma
Two years after Kelce’s day, it was Lane Johnson’s turn to show the scouts his speed, and he did just that, posting a 4.72 time in the 40-yard dash. He had a better time than fellow draft classmate and former teammate Zach Ertz, who ran a 4.76.
Isaac Seumalo, Oregon State
In 2016, the future guard for the Eagles, Isaac Seumalo, would register a 5.19 time in the 40-yard dash event at the NFL Combine. Believe it or not, there was a quarterback in this Combine class who had a worse time than Seumalo’s. But, we’ll leave him out of this.
Andre Dillard, Washington State
The 315-pound Andre Dillard had no problem with blazing his way through the 40-yard dash event in 2019, as he recorded a 4.96 time. Check out the big man flying down below!
He would have the fourth fastest time for an offensive lineman in the 2019 NFL Combine Draft class.
Here’s another fun fact. Dillard’s time was a full second faster than Philly’s backup quarterback Gardner Minshew in that year’s 40-yard dash event. Gosh, who would have thunk, right?