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WhiteFanposts Fanshots Eagles StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Eagles NewsYahoo Eagles Team PageYahoo Eagles ReportYahoo Eagles Depth ChartYahoo Eagles TransactionsYahoo Eagles PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕NFL Draft Results: Eagles trade up to No. 22 to select Andre DillardNew Andre Dillard Philadelphia Eagles Jerseys ,638commentsThe Eagles have a new offensive tackle!EDTShareTweetShareShareNFL Draft Results: Eagles trade up to No. 22 to select Andre DillardKirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsWith the 22nd pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select ... Washington State offensive tackle Andre Dillard!The Eagles traded up ahead of the Houston Texans at No. 23 to make this pick. Philadelphia sent No. 25 (first-rounder), No. 127 (fourth-rounder), and No. 197 (sixth-rounder) to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for No. 22 overall. As it currently stands, the Eagles only have four remaining selections in this year’s draft. Offensive tackle was a need for the Eagles with 37-year-old Jason Peters likely set to play his last season in the NFL this year. Swing tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai is also set to be an unrestricted free agent after the 2019 season. It’s also possible the Eagles could look to trade Big V this offseason.If the Eagles trade Vaitai Philadelphia Eagles Jerseys Stitched , Dillard figures to be Philly’s top tackle off the bench behind Peters and Lane Johnson. Even if Vaitai is retained, Dillard could push for that spot in 2019. Dillard projects to be the team’s starting left tackle once Peters likely retires in 2020.Some may wonder what the Dillard pick means for Australian sensation Jordan Mailata. The feeling here has always been the Eagles can’t merely count on a guy who only started playing football last year to be their sure-fire Peters replacement. Besides, it doesn’t hurt for the Eagles to “over-invest” at a position like left tackle. Protecting that Carson Wentz guy is important, after all! Dillard measures in at 6-4, 315 pounds and he tested very well for his size. He’s a little on the older side for a rookie considering he turns 24 years old in October. Here’s a scouting report via NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein:Spider graph via Mockdraftable:Remaining Eagles draft picks1st - No. 22 - OT Andre Dillard2nd - No. 532nd - No. 574th - No. 1385th - No. 163Eagles top remaining needsDefensive lineInterior offensive lineRunning backSafetyLinebacker2019 NFL Draft scheduleDay 1: Round 1 – 10 minutesDay 2: Round 2 – 7 Minutes Andre Dillard Jersey Color Rush , Round 3 – 5 Minutes Per Pick Day 3: Rounds 4-6 – 5 Minutes Per Pick, Round 7 - 4 Minutes Per Pick(Compensatory picks = 4 minutes) What’s your biggest worry?"Heading into the 2019 NFL season, there’s ample reason to feel good about the Philadelphia Eagles’ roster. It’s arguably one of the most talented squads in the league. But the reality is that no NFL roster is perfect. Every team has a weakness somewhere. It’s the nature of a salary cap environment.With that in mind, Football Outsiders came up with a list of the biggest roster holes for all 32 teams. Here’s what they said about the Eagles (via ESPN In$ider):This is a quality assessment. The Eagles have acknowledged a need for interior offensive line help with their actions. They showed interest in that position leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft and they signed three guards in undrafted free agency: Ryan Bates, Iosua Opeta Cheap Andre Dillard Jersey , Nate Herbig.Brooks seems to be progressing well in his recovery but the Eagles could afford to add more insurance behind him. Bleeding Green Nation recently discussed two free agent options that could interest the Eagles:If the Eagles don’t sign a free agent blocker, Pryor appears to be the favorite to start if Brooks isn’t ready to play. Maybe the Eagles believe in their 2018 sixth-round pick enough to give him that shot. He did have some positive flashes last summer.Some have wondered if the Eagles might move Jordan Mailata to guard. I don’t see it. That seems like a lot to ask from a guy who only started learning how to play football last year. How about Dillard? He doesn’t have experience at guard, so that’s a big projection as well. I think the Eagles would prefer him getting tackle reps. I think the Eagles’ best bet is to sign a veteran interior offensive lineman and have him compete with Pryor and the undrafted free agent signings. The winner of that battle gets to start at right guard until Brooks is ready to play.Guard isn’t the only position on the Eagles’ roster that’s worth addressing before the season starts. Philadelphia’s defensive end situation isn’t looking so fearsome if Chris Long truly isn’t going to be back. Brandon Graham, Derek Barnett, and Vinny Curry combine to form a good trio of pass rushers. But the Eagles have ideally gone four deep at that spot. Look back to their rotation in 2017:The Eagles only had three defensive ends they could really trust after Barnett got hurt early during the 2018 season:As it currently stands Andre Dillard Jersey 2019 , the Eagles might have to go with another three man rotation. It’s hard to count on Sweat, Hall, Shareef Miller, or Joe Ostman suddenly becoming a huge part of the rotation. The Eagles could consider signing a veteran defensive end....What do YOU think the Eagles’ biggest roster hole is?
 
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