Today the Titans traded away the first overall pick in this years’ NFL Draft to the Rams. This most likely means that Laremy Tunsil may no longer be a projected number one overall pick..and if his stock does fall slightly, the Eagles could be in play for Offensive Tackle Ronnie Stanley. If that is the case, it’s a good job they met with him on Wednesday for a pre-draft visit.
According to a report by Matt Lombardo of NJ.com, the birds hosted the 6″5, 315 pound tackle for a visit on Wednesday.
Stanley has been linked with the Eagles numerous times since the Dolphins traded their eighth overall pick to Philadelphia and with Tunsil more than likely slipping down to being drafted third overall, this could open the door for the Eagles to draft the Notre Dame powerhouse.
Stanley is at his best when he’s pushing opposing Defenders back from the line of scrimmage and creating holes for the running back to run through. An attribute that would likely be highly valuable in Pederson’s West-Coast hybrid Offense. Often compared to D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Stanley could be a steal if he’s on the board by the time the Eagles are on the clock which is now a huge possibility.
Widely regarded as the second best tackle in the draft behind Tunsil, Stanley’s size and raw athletic ability make him a valuable upgrade to any Offensive Line..especially one as low on depth as the Eagles.
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