Matt Pryor, OT/OG
Once viewed as an heir-apparent to that “Big V” type role, Matt Pryor really struggled when tasked with taking starting reps this past season. His performance only added to the Philadelphia Eagles offensive woes, really making it hard for the offense to find any sort of rhythm throughout the year.
With the likes of Brandon Brooks and Andre Dillard set to return here in 2021, the need for someone like Pryor has greatly reduced. The Eagles also added interior offensive lineman Landon Dickerson through the draft, someone who could be taking starting reps at guard by season’s end.
Additionally, the Eagles have themselves a handful of young linemen coming up through the pipeline. Jack Driscoll looked promising during his rookie season last year, Jordan Mailata is in contention for starting reps at left tackle, Nate Herbig looked great when tasked with starting at guard in 2020, and center Luke Juriga is someone who coaches continue to speak highly of.
You can never have too many offensive linemen in the NFL, but when it comes to Pryor and his status with the Eagles, he simply looks like someone who doesn’t need to be kept around any longer. Unless he has an awesome camp, my guess is he’ll be released and potentially stashed away on the practice squad.