C Jason Kelce on rookie OL Landon Dickerson: “Very strong kid, very powerful kid and a good athlete and he’s also really smart. All of those things usually translate into a pretty good offensive lineman. I think he can do whatever the team needs him to do.”#FlyEaglesFly
— Dave Spadaro (@EaglesInsider) August 30, 2021
Landon Dickerson didn’t practice this summer nor participate in any of the Philadelphia Eagles’ preseason games, yet his presence hovers over the organization.
The former Alabama All-American is on track to see action in Philadelphia’s 2021 regular-season opener on Sept. 12.
On Monday, the Eagles removed Dickerson from the active non-football injury list, and a short time after that, Jason Kelce was asked what the stud rookie brings to the team.
The future Hall of Famer and three-time All-Pro said Dickerson could do whatever Philadelphia needed him to do.
“Obviously, Landon’s a big kid, but don’t sleep on his athleticism,” Kelce said via AL.com. “He can move really well. You see it in the weight-room numbers; you see it out on the field. I know this was his first day back in pads, but he’s been out there running and doing things, getting ready to play here, and he’s got some very good tools, obviously. He was picked that high for a reason. Very strong kid, very powerful kid and, like I said, a good athlete. And he’s also really smart, so all those things usually translate into a pretty good offensive lineman.
“I think he can do whatever the team needs him to do, regardless of whatever position he’s at, whether it’s center, guard, whatever it is. He’s got enough of everything that he can do it all.”
Dickerson echoed Kelce’s sentiment’s when asked where he’ll play once he enters the lineup, stating that he’s ready to play both guard and center if needed.