Reich: Seumalo will enter camp as the starting left guard
26 July 2017 Eagles News
According to Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Franch Reich, second year OG Isaac Seumalo, will enter camp as the starting left guard.
Obviously, the Eagles see something in the young guard and it wasn’t like Barbre pulled away with the position during mini-camp. Something I’ve been adamant about this off season is that if you have a tie at the position you go with youth. At the moment, Seumalo is 23 years old, and there is a complete decade between the two players, as Allen Barbre is 33 years old going into the season.
Seumalo recorded four starts last season, making two starts at right tackle, with a start at both right and left guard. What you like about the second-year player is his versatility and ability to play multiple positions. Seumalo shows that he’s a technichian and a capable starter, with a blend of athleticism, smarts, and toughness.
Moving forward, Seumalo could unseat Jason Kelce in the future once the Eagles move forward at the position. In the meantime, Seumalo has a shot to lock down the left guard position with a strong showing at camp.
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