Eagles move up to take OT Andre Dillard

Andrew Porter
April 25, 2019 - 10:46 pm
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With the 22nd pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected offensive tackle Andre Dillard from Washington State. He is the first ever Washington State offensive lineman to go in the first round. 

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The Eagles moved up from No. 25 to No. 22 by making a trade with the Ravens. The Eagles gave up, in addition to pick No. 25, picks 128 and 197 to Baltimore.

Dillard is 6'5" and 315 pounds and started all 26 games his final two college seasons. There was some thought the Houston Texans would select Dillard with the 23rd pick to protect Deshaun Watson, forcing the Eagles to move up to No. 22. 

With a 37-year-old Jason Peters and Brandon Brooks coming off of Achilles surgery, the Eagles wanted to secure some more young talent on the offensive line to protect Carson Wentz over the next handful of season, at the least. 

The Eagles now own four more picks in the 2019 draft. Howie Roseman, however, is known to make moves so that number can change.

Pick No. 53 (2)

Pick No. 57 (2)

Pick No. 138 (4)

Pick No. 163 (5)

One Eagles player who is reportedly said to be available to other teams via trade is 25-year-old wide receiver Nelson Agholor. Agholor is set to make about nine million dollars in 2019, the final year of his rookie deal.