The Eagles drafted Dillard with the No. 22 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft with designs on him becoming the left tackle of the future. He had his fair share of struggles in his rookie season, but he’s hoping the added weight and strength help him with his transition to the full-time starting job in his second season.
Dillard was regarded as one of the most athletic offensive linemen in his draft class, and he said he’s been able to sustain that athleticism despite adding weight. He’s noticed the benefits of his offseason work so far during the Eagles’ practices.
“I’ve just been pushing a lot more weight and the results, I have been feeling them so far during training camp,” Dillard said. “I just feel a lot more solid out there and strong to be able to sit guys down.”
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