Landon Dickerson receives high praise from two veteran teammates during OTAs
When the Eagles took Alabama center Landon Dickerson with the 37th pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, they were looking for the next cornerstone in the trenches. After just a few days through OTAs, several veteran Eagles linemen are all in on the 22-year-old.
“He’s as advertised. He’s a big, fun guy, loves the game of football. You can tell that right away. He loves talking about football. He’s got a great personality. I think this kid’s going to offer a lot to our room. He’s big, he’s physical, he’s strong, he’s smart. He’s got all the tools. I’m excited to work with him, and I’m just excited that he’s here.” – Jason Kelce.
Landon Dickerson’s massive frame and intelligence are what drew many teams’ interest during the offseason. Landon could’ve been a high selection in the first round if it wasn’t for his significant injuries. Due to his recent ACL tear, Dickerson is not a participant in drills but has been working on conditioning and on track to return on time. Despite that, Nick Sirianni has yet to put an exact timeframe on when he will return to play, but Philly isn’t in a rush.
“He’s a big dude, man. I watched him a little bit. I don’t think he’s fully cleared but watching him come off the ball, some stuff that he’s able to do. He’s extremely explosive. And just a big dude — 6-6, 330, 340. A big body. So he’s going to be a great player for us, hopefully, sooner than later, but we’ll see how his recovery is, his rehab goes. But he’s looking really good so far.” – Lane Johnson
The Eagles have been through several voluntary OTAs this offseason, and a majority of the roster has been participating. If things work out as they should, Landon Dickerson should be an important piece for the Eagles for years to come. In other offensive linemen news, Brandon Brooks has been a full go at practice, and PFF ranked the Eagles’ offensive line as one of the best in the NFL.
Mandatory Credit: Tim Tai The Philadelphia Inquirer