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.
With the 22nd pick in the 2019 #NFLDraft, the #Eagles select OT Andre Dillard.#EaglesDraft | #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/jv8YLzphA3
— 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.
Welcome, my man! Let’s go! #FlyEaglesFly https://t.co/reO93RGJnn
— 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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