A big part of that is the fact the team currently has two Hall-of-Famers, two future all-pros, and a plethora of backups that would start for any other team.
Through just a week of practicing, the depth of the offensive line has shone. Top backups like Andre Dillard and Cam Jurgens have reportedly stood out in their overall improvements.
One of the top players that have caught the Eagles’ coaching staff’s eye is second-round rookie Cam Jurgens.
With Jason Kelce missing the first couple of practices, the Nebraska standout has impressed the entire coaching staff.
“We saw in college the screen game, but when he works double teams with the guards inside, just the way he gets those double teams off and comes off to the next level is really impressive. So, really excited about Cam.” offensive coordinator Shane Steichen said.
Jurgens is not expected to start right away as he sits behind Kelce but has already shown value in practices.
The same could be said for current starters on their last potential year in Philadelphia. Isaac Seumalo may have exited practice early due to an injury, but his move to right guard has been well received by the Eagles OC.
“Isaac looks really good. Isaac’s a really, really smart football player. He understands protections, the run game, the different looks, the different fronts. He sees it before it happens, and he’s a physical player and he’s playing good football right now.” Steichen said.
Seumalo is expected to start at right guard this season as he continues a position battle with Jack Driscoll. The Eagles have already seen an OL position battle from last season when Jordan Mailata beat out Andre Dillard for the starting left tackle spot.
With Dillard’s future in Philadelphia in doubt, it’s clear to remember NFL analysts view Dillard as a starter on almost every other team in football. The former first-round pick has also shown massive improvements as well so far in camp.
“He’s done a nice job. He basically lives in this building” Steichen concluded. “Every time I’m in here, he’s always in here working out, grinding away getting his body ready. But he’s done a nice job.”
The Eagles will open the 2022 season with their biggest strength being on the offensive line. According to their offensive coordinator, it’s clear that the group will continue to be a major strength.
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