EAGLES PICK KELCE’S REPLACEMENT, BAD NEWS — HE IS ALWAYS HURT!

By Michael Grimm

The good news is that the Eagles drafted center Jason Kelce’s replacement last night.

The bad news is that he is recovering from a torn ACL, his second, and he is always hurt!

The Eagles selected offensive lineman Landon Dickerson in the second round.

The Eagles traded up to draft Crimson Tide wide receiver DeVonta Smith at No. 10 overall in the first round. They stayed put to chose Dickerson at No. 37.

The 6-5, 333-pound Dickerson is a versatile lineman who is coming off a torn ACL in the SEC championship game in December.

He started the first seven games at right guard as a freshman at Florida State before an ACL injury ended his season.

He started the first four games at left guard as a sophomore before an ankle injury sidelined him.

He started one game in 2018 at right tackle before another ankle injury ended his season.

Dickerson transferred to Alabama in 2019 and started 13 games, four at right guard, nine at center. He started the first 11 games at center last season before sustaining a knee injury.

Dickerson was projected as late first-round pick before his injury. He provides insurance behind three-time All-Pro center Jason Kelce and depth at the guard sports.

 

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