Jun 14, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive line coach Howard Mudd talks with another coach during mini camp at the Philadelphia Eagles NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
Earlier we looked at Matt Williamson's future ranking of WRs. He's now continuing his series predicting the top players at each position in the 2015 season with offensive line.
He's only got one Eagle on the list. Jason Peters at #15.
Peters was probably the best offensive lineman in the NFL in 2011. He was simply phenomenal in every facet of playing left tackle and teamed with Evan Mathis to form an elite left side of the line. But he turns 31 years old in January and tore his Achilles tendon on two occasions this offseason. He is unlikely to see the field in 2012. Will he return to action as someone in the same mold as when we saw him last?
There's a few things here. For one, Jason Peters will be 34 in 2015. Also, his contract will be up after 2014. Plus there's the obvious Achilles injury and re-injury... There's a decent argument to be made that Peters won't be the Eagles best OL, let alone the 15th best in the NFL.
Evan Mathis earned an "honorable mention" on his list and at 33 years old in 2015 he could still certainly be productive. Plus he signed through 2016. Todd Herremans will only be 32 and should be improving as he gets more time at tackle.
But what about the youth? Danny Watkins certainly has the pedigree and tools to be arguably the best player on the line (while Peters is out). Jason Kelce got his career off to a very good start and may already have himself in the conversation of the better young centers in the league.
So in 2015, who is the Eagles best offensive lineman?
Who will be the Eagles best OL in 2015?
Jason Peters (50 votes)
Evan Mathis (93 votes)
Jason Kelce (435 votes)
Danny Watkins (234 votes)
Todd Herremans (220 votes)
Someone else (103 votes)
1135 total votes