Eagles Training Camp Preview: Can the offensive line continue their dominance in 2023?

Eagles jordan mailata
PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 18: Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Tackle Jordan Mailata (68) looks on in the second half during the game between the Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles on October 18, 2020 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)

Our training camp preview rolls on and the most dominant group of the Philadelphia Eagles moves into the spotlight for 2023.

Philadelphia currently has two All-Pros on their offensive line and four Pro-Bowlers. The loss of Isaac Seumalo may be a detriment to some organizations, but with Jeff Stoutland in charge, the Eagles offensive line is expected to have another dominant season this year. While the group has changed over the years, the level of dominance has not.

Let’s break down how the offensive line will look heading into training camp.

OL on Roster: Jordan Mailata, Roderick Johnson, Fred Johnson, Chim Okorafor, Landon Dickerson, Sua Opeta, Tyrese Robinson, Jason Kelce, Cameron Tom, Brett Toth, Cam Jurgens, Tyler Steen, Josh Sills, Lane Johnson, Jack Driscoll, Julian Good-Jones, Trevor Reid

Biggest Eagles Questions Heading into Camp

Who wins the right guard position battle?

Cam jurgens
PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 07: Philadelphia Eagles center Cam Jurgens (51) looks on during training camp on August 7, 2022 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

The biggest question along the offensive line lies solely at right guard. Can former second-round pick Cam Jurgens shrug off his undersized frame to dominate at the position, or will third-round rookie Tyler Steen be the right man for the job? There’s a lot of pressure on whoever wins the job due to Seumalo’s departure. Seumalo was a key cog in the offensive line and was a smart football player. His loss was an underrated one this offseason, but if the Eagles can get close to his level of play, the offensive line should have another dominant year.

Will depth be a problem for OL in 2023?

PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 18: Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jack Driscoll (63) sets up to block during the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Philadelphia Eagles on October 18, 2020 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

Philadelphia has two starting-level offensive linemen as backups this year. Sua Opeta and Jack Driscoll could be starters on any other team right now but are currently backups. The loss of Seumalo and Andre Dillard though means that the Eagles will have less depth going into the new season – a problem if they suffer key injuries. Whenever the Eagles have struggled in recent years, it’s usually due to injuries along the offensive line. If injuries were to hit the team this year, there’s no guarantee they’d be able to overcome them this season as opposed to the last few years.

How long can Lane Johnson and Jason Kelce continue to dominate?

Eagles nfl
Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman, center, stands with defensive end Brandon Graham (55) offensive tackle Lane Johnson (65), defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, and center Jason Kelce (62) after the NFC Championship NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Philadelphia. The Eagles won 31-7. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Jason Kelce and Lane Johnson have been in Philly for a long time and are well on their way to Canton, Ohio. That being said, as dominant as they have been, Father Time could strike at any moment. Philadelphia does not have the depth to supplant Kelce and Johnson struggling during the season if both start out slow. Luckily, both will enter 2023 healthy and continue to bring plenty of swagger into the fold. Their age is certainly something to keep an eye on during camp though.

Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire