Eagles trade up 3 spots with Ravens to select Dillard
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The Philadelphia Eagles traded the No. 25 pick, a fourth-rounder, and a sixth-rounder to the Baltimore Ravens for the No. 22 overall selection to take offensive tackle Andre Dillard out of Washington State.

Dillard, who's considered the top pass-blocker in the draft, will serve as Jason Peters' eventual replacement.

The Houston Texans were thought to be interested in taking Dillard with the following pick.

Prospect profile

School: Washington State
Height: 6-5
Weight: 315 lbs

Strengths

  • Top-tier athlete for position
  • Great lateral movement to mirror defenders
  • Awareness to pass off blocks and pick up twists or blitzes
  • Effective chop move on arms of rushers who get inside with length
  • PFF's top pass-blocking grade
  • High-end athleticism shows up with effectiveness in space
  • Climbs to second level well in running game

Weaknesses

  • Below-average length
  • Will need to add strength and fill out frame at next level
  • Could struggle against power rushers early on
  • Current lack of power doesn't lead to much movement as a run-blocker
  • Struggles to sustain blocks in running game
  • Not overly aggressive

Bottom line

Dillard may well be the best pass-protector in this class despite concerns about his length. The Washington State product is a phenomenal athlete whose movement gives him upside in space and working upfield in the running game. Adding strength is a must if he hopes to reach his ceiling, but that's an area that can be developed in an NFL training program. Dillard's ceiling is extremely high.

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