Even without drafting a player, this unit should be much better in 2013. The offensive line has always been a strength of Andy Reid’s teams. He’s had tremendous blockers like Tra Thomas, Jon Runyan, Shawn Andrews, John Welbourn, Jermaine Mayberry and Hank Fraley.
In 2012, the line cost the team a handful of games. Jason Peters, Todd Herremans and Jason Kelce all sustained season-ending injuries. Meanwhile, right guard Danny Watkins is looking like a colossal bust.
The line will have a healthy Peters back though for 2013, and if he can play like an All-Pro again, that will make life much easier for the quarterback. Evan Mathis has quietly blossomed into a stud at left guard. Kelce and Herremans will be back, and the team will just need to address the right guard position for ’13.
There’s a chance the Eagles could go with the veteran Jake Scott, as he’s played well since signing with the team. Either way, the offensive line should be among the NFL’s finest.