Just in time for training camp, the Eagles have inked the last holdout in their draft class. Philly agreed to terms with second-round offensive lineman Landon Dickerson on Monday, the team announced.
With Dickerson signing his four-year rookie deal, all nine players that the Eagles just drafted are now locked up. Dickerson, the 37th overall pick out of Alabama, was an interesting draft prospect. He was a highly decorated college player who was a unanimous All-American this past year, but unfortunately he tore an ACL in the SEC Championship Game.
The recipient of the Rimington Trophy for the nation’s top center, Dickerson likely would’ve been a first-rounder without the injury but fell to the top of the second instead. A center for Alabama, the Eagles initially “had eyes on Dickerson being a guard,” Mike Garafolo of NFL Network tweets.
However, since the draft the team has “reopened the possibility of him playing center once he’s fully healthy.” It seems the Eagles believe he could be a potential successor to Jason Kelce at the pivot one day after all. Fortunately, his recovery has been going smoothly by all accounts.
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