Already in the 2020 off-season, we have seen the injury bug for the Philadelphia Eagles offensive line. Perhaps they should begin looking for more depth in the 2021 NFL draft.
Meet Jason Poe, the 6’2 250-pound right guard from Lenoir-Rhyne of the South Atlantic Conference. Jason has been voted as a 2 time All-American and is regarded as among one of the best of division two.
What does he bring to the table? Well, he is an amazing athlete whose best trait is when used as a pulling guard. Reminds me of when Philadelphia drafted Jason Kelce, with that raw athleticism who was molded into an All-Pro. One thing that I will say is he is an amazing run-blocking offensive lineman that opens huge rushing lanes. Last year at Lenoir-Rhyne, Jason helped them rush for 268.5 yards per game, 5.2 yards per attempt, and over 3,759 rushing yards in the 2019 season. This can help with taking some stress off Carson Wentz, as the ability to run the ball will be able to be leaned on.
With the reliability issues of Brandon Brooks, who is going to miss the 2020 NFL season due to a second Achilles tear, the Eagles should look towards finding some more young depth for the future.
With Jason Poe, the Eagles should be able to get him in the 7th round as a draft and stash. At worst, he will be a higher UDFA (undrafted free agent). I would suggest that they take a good look at him for the 2021 draft.