Day 6 of Philadelphia Eagles training camp was the first one in full pads. As always, we have notes.
• Jordan Mailata was with the first-team offense, and he had a great day in 11-on-11’s. He was regularly shutting down the first-team defensive ends, and even had a pancake of Brandon Graham. Andre Dillard, meanwhile, had another bad day. He got bull rushed back into Joe Flacco, making contact with the quarterback, and affecting his throw. Later in practice, I didn’t see exactly what happened on the play, but Dillard was laying on the ground like a turtle on his back. He also left practice early. I didn’t notice him favoring anything, but John Clark seemed to think it was his hand.
In my opinion, Mailata vs. Dillard is no longer a competition. It’s a wrap. The gap in play between Mailata and Dillard has been gigantic, and Mailata is going to be the starting LT. Much of the focus has been on Dillard’s struggles, but it’s important to note that Maialta hasn’t just won this thing by default. He has been legitimately very good in his own right.
It’s so over in my mind, that for the first time during this training camp, I skipped watching OL-DL 1-on-1’s to watch 7-on-7’s. It’s just piling on at this point noting Dillard’s 1-on-1 losses every day.
The Eagles have plenty of depth along their offensive line, and as…