Updated: Oct 16, 2019
Going into this past Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings, 1st-round draft pick Andre Dillard played in just 15 total offensive snaps in the first five games of the season. He would come onto the field whenever Jason Peters needed to head to the sideline to get checked out and cleared by the medical staff to head back out there.
During the Vikings game, Jason Peters suffered a knee injury that caused him to leave the game after playing in 18 snaps. Dillard was forced to play the remaining 47 snaps the offense had. The guys who lined up across from Dillard? a combination of Danielle Hunter and Everyone Griffen, who have combined for four Pro Bowl selections. It is safe to say that Dillard had a uhh.......pretty bad first real game:
It gets a little worse if you look at his season as a whole so far. In 40 pass blocking snaps in 2019, Dillard has given up a total of 12 pressures, three QB hits, and one sack.
With both Dillard and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside both not having strong starts to their careers, and Clayton Thorson on the Cowboys practice squad (probably giving them information of the Eagles playbook), the Eagles 2019 draft class is not looking to hot. Thankfully Miles Sanders has been showing some potential to save that class from looking like an outright disaster.
If Peters is unable to get his knee healed in time for Sunday Night, then Andre Dillard may have to line up against DeMarcus Lawrence. Doug Pederson might have to significantly adjust his gameplan to make sure Carson Wentz gets the ball out as fast as possible in the crucial matchup.