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Eagles Early Offseason Position Preview: Offensive Tackle

Lane Johnson and Jordan Mailata
Lane Johnson and Jordan Mailata

The Eagles are elite on the edges of their offensive line. They are in an enviable situation there, as right tackle Lane Johnson and left tackle Jordan Mailata return for 2024 as one of the best tackle tandems in the NFL. Johnson has been an incredible player as he enters his 12th season, continuing to show a remarkable blend of athleticism and power and veteran know-how taking on pass rushers in one-on-one situations. Mailata, it's almost amazing to think, enters his seventh season since the Eagles selected him in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He's one of the best blindside protectors in the league and is also a powerful run-blocking tackle.

Depth is going to be a key issue for the tackle positions for '24, as the Eagles have some veteran players who don't have a lot of game experience, if that makes sense. Fred Johnson earned a roster spot and a contract through 2024 with his play in the 2023 Training Camp and preseason, and as he enters his sixth season in the league he's played 127 snaps in the last three seasons combined after his six-start, 491-snap season with Cincinnati in 2020. Roderick Johnson, who spent 2023 on Injured Reserve, has been in the league for five years and had more than 600 snaps in 2019-20 seasons and hasn't played since. Brett Toth enters his sixth season with limited playing time in his previous five years. Le'Raven Clark has been in the NFL since 2016 and has 18 starts in 64 career games. Second-year man Tyler Steen is listed as a guard/tackle and played guard in his on-field time as a rookie. Jack Driscoll was the primary backup tackle on the right side in 2023. Darian Kinnard, a 2022 fifth-round pick of the Chiefs, was added as a free agent since the season ended.

Key OT Facts: Jordan Mailata was the only offensive lineman to play 100 percent of the team's regular-season offensive snaps in 2023.

Since 2021, Lane Johnson (44) and Jordan Mailata (47) have started every regular-season game they have played.

Lane Johnson has been selected to the second-most Pro Bowls (5) by an offensive tackle in Eagles history, behind Jason Peters (7).

Players under contract for 2024: The two starters, Johnson and Mailata, are under contract, so there is continuity on the edges for the Eagles' offensive line moving forward. Darian Kinnard, Fred Johnson, Le'Raven Clark, and Brett Toth are also signed for the season ahead.

Players whose contracts are set to expire in March: Jack Driscoll, Roderick Johnson

Relieve some of the best moments and greatest photos of the Eagles' offensive tackles during the 2023 season. The position group included Lane Johnson, Jordan Mailata, Jack Driscoll, Fred Johnson, Le'Raven Clark, Brett Toth, and Roderick Johnson.

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