Eagles’ Jason Kelce Still One of NFL’s Best Centers
One of the most under-the-radar draft picks the Philadelphia Eagles have ever made was selecting center Jason Kelce in the sixth round of the 2011 draft.
Kelce, 33, is a four-time Pro Bowler, including the past two seasons, and is a three-time First Team All-Pro (2017-2019).
Despite his advanced age, Kelce continues to be one of the top players at his position as he enters his 11th NFL season, all in Philadelphia with the Eagles.
Pro Football Focus’ Ben Linsey ranked all 32 projected starting centers in the NFL, leading into training camp, and still ranks Kelce as one of the leagues best.
There are few years in his career where he has graded out higher as a pass protector than he has as a run blocker, but that’s primarily because he’s been one of the best run-blocking centers in the NFL. That was no different at 33 years old in 2020. Kelce was the lone staple in an ever-changing offensive line in Philadelphia, and his 79.0 run-blocking grade ranked as a top-five mark at the position.
Kelce receives high praise for his excellent run-blocking ability, ranking in the top-five again in 2020, even though the Eagles offensive line experienced a ton of turnover due to injury.
Kelce is ranked as the top center in the NFC East.
Washington's Chase Roullier is ranked No. 10 on the list followed by the Giants’ Nick Gates (20) and the Cowboys’ Tyler Biadasz (24).
Even at 33-years of age, Kelce is still one of the best in the league and a key member of the Eagles offensive line.
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