EAGLES’ SEASON RIDES ON LT AND PROTECTING WENTZ’S BLIND SIDE!

By Art Beitchman

With just 10 days before the Eagles travel to Washington to open this awkward NFL season, they suddenly need to find a left tackle along the offensive line quick.

And with no preseason games played, that will be that much harder.

After Andre Dillard’s season-ending injury, head coach Doug Pederson has a couple of options:

Move 38-year-old Jason Peters back from left guard, which they signed him to play alongside Lane Johnson, or try an unproven player at LT and risk hits to Carson Wentz’ blind side, a major dilemma with the season right around the corner.

Pederson is going with behemoth Matt Pryor, 25 year old from TCU with a 6-7, 351 pounds of beef to protect Wentz’s blind side. Pederson has said this week Pryor will settle in at LT, Peters will remain at RG.

Waiting in the wings is 23 year old former rugby player Jordan Mailata who’s been groomed the better part of the last two years, at 6-8, 346 pounds he can block out the sun, with just days before the NFL opener the Birds are counting on one of these two to get the job done.

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