Grading every Eagles first-round draft choice during Doug Pederson’s era

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Andre Dillard #77, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

. Andre Dillard - 2019. 77. player. 54. .

The Eagles drafted Dillard to become a starting offensive lineman, but that did not happen.

In the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Philly had their eye on someone they thought could eventually be a replacement for franchise legend and future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee  Jason Peters, They settled on Andre Dillard out of Washington State.

Unfortunately, Dillard wasn’t as talented as Peters

Dillard saw the field for 346 offensive snaps during his rookie season which included three starts at right tackle and one start at left tackle in 16 games.

He was heading into the 2020 season as the projected starting left tackle, but in August of that year, Dillard would tear his biceps, and that would knock him out for the entire campaign.

During the following training camp, in 2021, he lost the battle for the starting left tackle position to 2018 seventh-round pick Jordan Mailata. He’d never win the job back. Mailata would never look back.

The 2021 season saw Dillard start five games at left tackle, with Mailata filling for the injured right tackle, Lane Johnson on the other side of the formation. His second stop landed him in Tennessee as a member of the Titans during a wild 2023 offseason for Philadelphia.

Dillard played in 12 games during his final season in midnight green and took the field for 37 offensive snaps and another 55 on special teams, roughly 5% and 17% of the totals respectively.

Grade: D