Three Eagles’ Offensive Lineman Mentioned Among Best in NFL
A trio of Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman were mentioned among the very best in football at the interior offensive line and offensive tackle positions.
Continuing their series of surveying more than 50 league executives, coaches, scouts and players to rank the top 10 players at 11 different positions, Jason Kelce and Brandon Brooks were included among the top interior lineman and Lane Johnson got mention for his play at tackle.
While none of the three ranked in the Top 10, all three were given honorable mention despite Brooks and Johnson missing all or most of the 2020 season due to injury.
Right guard Brandon Brooks, 31, missed all of last season after he tore his Achilles' tendon, but is still respected enough to be included.
"Should be high on the list. I think he's just easily forgotten about because of the injuries." -- AFC exec
Longtime center Jason Kelce, now 33, is still a well respected player who has been remarkably durable, playing 16 games in each of the past six seasons.
"Still love the player, but he's approaching the end." -- AFC scout
Finally right tackle Lane Johnson missed most of last season with a lingering ankle issue, but is another player who is still well respected even after playing in just seven games in 2020.
"Still one of the most athletically gifted tackles in football. I expect him to bounce back [from injury]." -- AFC exec
With those three players, along with veteran Isaac Seamulo, rookie second-round pick Landon Dickerson, Andre Dillard and Jordan Mailata the Eagles have the potential to have a very solid offensive line in 2021 after struggling in 2020.
Inside the NFC East, Dallas tackle Tyron Smith came in as the No. 9 offensive tackle and guard Zach Martin was the No. 2 overall interior lineman. Washington's Brandon Scherff was the No. 3 ranked interior lineman. No New York Giants player landed on either list.