Eagles trade up with the Ravens to select OT Andre Dillard
25 April 2019 DRAFT
The Philadelphia Eagles made a splash in the first round of the NFL draft after acquiring Washington state offensive tackle Andre Dillard.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) April 26, 2019
Making a trade with the Baltimore Ravens, the Eagles moved up three spots to get their guy. By just giving up a fourth and sixth round pick this season, the Eagles got a true left tackle.
“Dillard has a high floor and a high ceiling, which is why NFL scouts are in love with his potential. He’s a clean pass pro prospect, but his lack of power could limit his scheme fit at the next level. Dillard is a smooth, fluid operator who looks the part in drills and on tape. If he can add strength and fix some technical issues, he could become a Pro Bowl-caliber left tackle.”
Securing the offensive line is a big and an important necessity for the Eagles. With Jason Peters days limited, it looks like the Eagles found their replacement. Carson Wentz sure is happy about adding Dillard.
— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) April 26, 2019
This is a great pick for an organization that knows where it’s values are. You win on the line of scrimmage and you need to protect your best asset, Wentz. It’s a big move for the Eagles especially going forward.
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