We're doing a series to provide an outlook on the Eagles' roster until training camp arrives. Episode 5, offensive tackles.
Later rounds of the draft are a safe place to make some bets on NFL prospects. The Eagles struck gold in 2018 with 7th-round pick Jordan Mailata, who had never played American football before, but slowly ascended into a franchise left tackle and is now one of the best in the league, even signing a huge 4-year, $64 million contract extension in 2021.
On the other side of the line, Lane Johnson remains a cornerstone piece for Philadelphia. With a fantastic technique as a pass blocker and excellent athleticism to reach the second level as a run blocker, he remains an elite right tackle even though age is catching up to him. With Mailata and Johnson, the Eagles have one of the best tackle duos in the league.
Depth is not a problem at the position as well. With Le'Raven Clark, the Eagles have a capable swing tackle who can fill in for both sides in case a problem arises. Andre Dillard, a former 1st-round pick, can also fill in at left tackle in case something happens with Mailata. These two guys give Philadelphia a very good feeling even if something happens to the starters.
Jack Driscoll is more suited to fill in at right tackle in case Lane Johnson goes down. He can also play on the inside.
Offensive tackle room grade: 4,5/5. The offensive line has been a strength for the Eagles for a while and it remains in 2022.