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Eagles draft T Andre Dillard at No. 22 overall

The Philadelphia Eagles moved up three spots in the first round to select former Washington State tackle Andre Dillard with the 22nd overall selection of the 2019 NFL Draft.

"This is a guy we had ranked as one of the top 10 players in the draft," Howie Roseman said. "This was the best tackle in the draft."

In order to move up, the Eagles sent a first-round pick (No. 25 overall), a fourth-round pick (No. 127 overall), and a sixth-round pick (No. 197 overall) to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for the 22nd overall pick which was used on the 6-5, 310-pound first-team All-Pac-12 tackle.

Dillard started the final 39 games of his college career at left tackle, playing in 42 games overall. As a senior, Dillard also earned third-team All-America honors. According to Pro Football Focus, Dillard was the top pass-blocking tackle as he allowed just one sack on 677 pass attempts in 2018.

A native of Woodinville, Washington, Dillard was named the KingCo 4A Crest Division Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior at Woodinville High School. Dillard's father, Mitch, was also an offensive lineman at Washington State in the late 1980s.

Following the trade, the Eagles still have four more selections, including both of their second-round choices.


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