Nick Sirianni compares Landon Dickerson to one of the NFL’s best guards
Rookie guard Landon Dickerson has stepped up in the face of adversity. The former Alabama center switched positions for the first time in years earlier this season to replace the injured Brandon Brooks. After some struggles in his first few starts, Dickerson has been a staple of the Eagles’ offensive line and showed he was worth the early selection.
Landon Dickerson has allowed just two sacks on over 400 passing attempts alongside only three QB hits since week six. Following their victory over the New York Jets, head coach Nick Sirianni had some high praise for the Eagles rookie, comparing him to a former top guard of his.
“I know this is high praise, but I do see some of the physical movements that kind of like Quenton Nelson had,” Sirianni said. “There are some things that I see, and I’m like, ‘That looked like Quenton right there.’ Obviously, I think Quenton is a great football player, so that’s a high praise because Quenton has done a lot for me in my career in the teams that I’ve been on.
But I do see that every once in a while where I’m like, ‘Hey, that movement looked like Quenton right there,’ as comp goes.”
Nelson is one of the few guards to ever be selected early in the first round of the NFL Draft and has lived up to the hype. Nelson has struggled with injuries early on this season, but he has consistently been a top-three guard in the league since 2018.
Philadelphia has a bright young core on the offensive line between Landon Dickerson and Jordan Mailata, who will be amongst the league’s best at their position in a few years. Hopefully, the Eagles’ line will be even better following the bye week, once Brandon Brooks possibly returns. With that move Landon Dickerson would remain at left guard and Nate Herbig would return to the bench.
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