By Sally Fahey
The NFL’s trade deadline is coming up next Tuesday, November 2.
And don’t be surprised if Eagles boy wonder GM Howie Roseman finally admits that drafting Andrew Dillard with the 22nd pick overall in 2019 was a mistake.
Here’s why The Ringer’s Ben Solak thinks Dillard will be traded:
Andre Dillard struggled mightily in Philadelphia when he first arrived in 2019, and Jordan Mailata beat him out in camp for the starting left tackle job this preseason.
But when the Eagles reshuffled their line due to in-season injury, Dillard started four games at left tackle and acquitted himself fairly well.
One of those games—arguably Dillard’s best—was against the Panthers, a team that already called the Eagles this offseason to inquire about Dillard’s price.
At the time, Carolina was told Dillard was not available—but with the deadline approaching, I wouldn’t be surprised if this conversation opens back up.
Dillard has two years left of a rookie contract (including his fifth-year option) and no avenue to starting in Philadelphia—the Eagles should get what they can for him now, when his stock has seen a bump following his adequate play.