The Eagles as of now have their quarterback of the future and now they may have their left handle of the future after outmaneuvering the Texans the Texans to arrive Andre Dillard amid the 1st round of the NFL Draft on Thursday.
As indicated by NFL.com, the Texans were targeting on Dillard with the 23rd generally pick, however the Eagles didn’t give that happen, in light of the fact that they chose to trade up and get him. In a deal with the Ravens, Philadelphia moved up from the 25th spot to the 22nd spot so they could land Dillard.
To move up three spots, the Eagles sent three picks to Baltimore. The Ravens handled the 25th overall pick from Philly, alongside a 2019 fourth round pick (127 in overall) and a 2019 6th round pick (197 in general).
It’s easy to see why the Eagles were so high on Dillard. Not exclusively is left tackle Jason Peters getting up there in age (he’s 37), yet he’s been fighting injuries in the over the past two seasons. Peters is contract for one more season, which implies he’ll likely be filling in as the starter in 2019 before passing the torch on to Dillard.
Sports senior NFL writer Pete Prisco didn’t love the Eagles’ pick, but he also didn’t hate it, giving Philly a ‘B-‘ for their selection.
As for the Ravens, they used their newly acquired pick from the Eagles to fill one of their biggest needs: Wide receiver. With the 25th overall selection, the Ravens took Marquise Brown, which was interesting for multiple reasons. For one, the Ravens basically have zero depth at receiver, which means there’s a good chance he’ll be starting right away. Also, the Ravens’ new draft pick is related to Antonio Brown, so you can bet AB will be cheering for his cousin big time whenever Baltimore plays the Steelers.