There were already question marks surrounding Andre Dillard and his readiness to start at left tackle, now the offensive line as a whole is looking a bit shaky.
Howie could go about filling this need by bringing in someone like Jason Peters, or he could elect to stay with one of his in-house options. The most obvious choice of these options would be Matt Pryor, who actually started for an injured Brooks in the wildcard playoff game last season.
Pryor, a 2018 sixth round pick, has played sparingly over his first two NFL seasons. He didn’t see any action during his rookie season, but he had ample playing time in three games last year. Former Eagles Pro Bowl tackle Tra Thomas recently cut up some film of Pryor’s play last season and put it on YouTube. Watch Tra’s full breakdown of Pryor’s film below:
Thomas then appeared on 94 WIP’s Marks & Reese show to further discuss the potential Pryor brings to the table. “He might not have a lot of film,” Thomas said. “but [for] someone that only came out there and played [three] games, he had a hell of a showing. I saw enough out of him that I would feel somewhat comfortable for him out there.”
Thomas’s main takeaway from watching Pryor’s tape is that the young guard just needs to be more aggressive. Thomas praised his consistent technique, which can be much harder to coach up, so that’s great to hear coming from a former Pro Bowl tackle.
Barring the team going out and bringing in a veteran guard, this will be Pryor’s job to lose heading into training camp.