The Philadelphia Eagles selected offensive tackle Andre Dillard with their first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. The 6-5, 315 lb Washington State alumnus is projected by the NFL to become an “instant starter.” And according to Dillard’s preseason performance thus far, he is living up to expectations as Philly’s left tackle.
Although he isn’t expected to start as his projections suggest, he serves as great and much-needed offensive line depth for the Eagles, given the injury vulnerability of 37-year-old Jason Peters who constantly found himself on the sideline last season while nurturing an arm tear.
Anyway, according to NFL Writer Doug Farrar of USA Today, Dillard hasn’t allowed a single pressure while playing left tackle in lieu of Peters two weeks into the preseason, despite playing a large sample size of 70 total snaps.
While Peters will most likely start at left tackle this season, you can absolutely expect different next season, as the Eagles have Peters on just a one-year contract and it’s very unlikely the Eagles will re-sign him afterwards.Follow @EaglesFeast