If you look at the Eagles draft in the first round during Andy Reid’s tenure with the Eagles, you will see that the Birds like to address their offensive and defensive lines in the first round of the draft. They focused on the defensive line last year, so you can bet that they’re going to address the offensive line this year.
Team President Howie Roseman confirmed that thinking when talked to the media yesterday in Indianapolis prior to the NFL combine.
“The talent level overall is probably better than it has been the past few years,” Roseman said. “It’s deep. You have some guys who are versatile, who can play tackle, who can play guard. Obviously, that helps.”
The General Manager let us know that the offensive linemen which they will consider drafting will be able to pass block.
I think the will grab an offensive tackle or a offensive lineman who has some versatility. They have severe needs on the offensive line and at the cornerback position. It would surprise me if the grab the corner before they address the offensive line.
Ben Ijalana of Villanova has the ability to play both the guard and tackle spots. The same is true of Florida’s Mike Pouncey. Tyron Smith of USC, Nate Solder of Colorado, Gabe Carimi of Wisconsin, and Anthony Castonzo of Boston College are all in the running for going in the first round at the offensive tackle position.
I think one of these guys will be a Philadelphia Eagles.