The Philadelphia Eagles, who start Jalen Hurts and QB and added DeVonta Smith in the first round, have doubled down on Alabama prospects by taking G/C Landon Dickerson in the second round. From our draft profile:
If you want to see how much his teammates loved him, check out the clip I included in my salute of the entire team coming to him before he was carted off after suffering an ACL injury against Florida.
That injury was unfortunately his third season-ending injury in four years. Although “season-ending” is not quite accurate since Dickerson returned mere weeks later to handle the final two snaps of the national championship before carrying Saban across the field like a child.
Dickerson is in an interesting spot with NFL teams. Were it not for the torn ACL in the SEC championship, he would likely be a near-lock for the first round. He would have gone two straight, full seasons without the injury bug that bit him often at Florida State striking again, and he would be neck-and-neck for the best interior lineman in the draft.
As long as he can stay healthy, Landon will be a leader on the line and probably the strongest man in the locker room after a couple of years in the pros. The Eagles are getting a fantastic player and person.