We already took a look at how I personally think the Philadelphia Eagles roster will end up shaping out this offseason, now it’s time to take a closer look at some of the major positional battles set to take place over the course of training camp.
Battles that will likely play a major role in determining the final roster cuts, and who ends up in the starting lineup Week 1 against Atlanta.
Philadelphia Eagles training camp battles to keep an eye on this summer:
The biggest competition set to take place during training camp, the battle that ensues between Jordan Mailata and former first-round pick Andre Dillard is one that carries major implications.
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Left tackle is arguably the second most important position on a football team (behind quarterback of course), and the Eagles aren’t really in a position to continue experimenting at that spot. Jalen Hurts has yet to operate as a starter over the course of a full season, and he wasn’t really subject to a ton of hits during his time at Oklahoma and Alabama.
While Hurts is already one of the better built QBs in the league from a a physical standpoint, you still don’t want the guy taking shots from the blindside.
Mailata has the better film at the moment due to his experience at LT last year, whereas Dillard still has that first-round label attached to his name. For what it’s worth, it appears Mailata has in fact begun optional workouts as the Eagles’ LT1.
Dillard might already be facing an uphill battle this summer.