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With the 145th overall selection, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Auburn offensive tackle Jack Driscoll.
Driscoll started his collegiate career with UMass. He redshirted for the Minutemen, then became the starter the following season totaling eight games at left guard and right tackle. He started 12 games at the right tackle in his sophomore season. He graduated from UMass and was a grad transfer to the Auburn Tigers, where he was eligible for two seasons. Driscoll was a force in the SEC, starting all 13 games at the right tackle in both 2018 and 2019.
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What the Analysts Say
There will be teams who scratch Driscoll off their lists completely due to a lack of length and play strength, but zone-scheme teams who covet athleticism over brawn might take a look. He will need to add real mass and muscle in order to have a shot. His athleticism shouldn’t be overstated, but he does have range as a run blocker and in pass protection. Driscoll has some pass protection ability that can be further cultivated, but he’s scheme limited as a run blocker. His short arms could cause teams to view him as a developmental guard with tackle value in a pinch. – Lance Zierlein NFL Network
Lane Johnson is the Eagles starting right tackle, Jordan Mailata is 2nd on the depth chart, which makes this an interesting pick. Driscoll can fill in on both sides of the line, which could jeopardize Andre Dillard’s spot. Dillard had trouble in the 2019 season, which may have put this Driscoll pick into motion. Carson Wentz will need some major protection on the line after suffering from injuries in his past three season. The Eagles have also had trouble with injuries on the offensive line in each of the last two seasons which could make this pick certifiable.