The Philadelphia Eagles announced today that five-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters potentially suffered a career ending injury rupturing his Achilles Tendon while working out in his home in Texas. This will definitely hurt the Eagles in large part because he was our best offensive lineman, and was a huge down the field run blocker clearing wholes and paving the way for running back LeSean McCoy. With Peters being out, the Eagles are going to have to either rely on drafting a lineman, or either starting left tackle King Dunlap.
Jason Peters will undergo surgery on April 2nd and hopefully be able to get back to 100%, but football is the last thing on his mind at this point.
Even though the Eagles can move around right tackle Todd Herremans, if they move him to the left side, then who is going to protect Michael Vick blind-side and in visa versa. The best spot for King Dunlap, is to stay at the left tackle spot because that isn’t Vick’s blind-side. In my opinion, Vick better get the ball out of his hands quicker than Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino, because that left side isn’t going to hold up for long.
Will the Eagles go after OT Riley Reiff from Iowa? Or even Jonathan Martin from Stanford? Head coach Andy Reid, used his 1st round pick on an offensive lineman last year when drafting right guard Danny Watkins, can he potentially do it again? All of these questions will have to be taken into consideration now that this upcoming draft is less than a month away.