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NFL Draft Results: Eagles pick offensive lineman Isaac Seumalo at No. 79

Meet the No. 79 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, OL Isaac Seumalo, and now the newest Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman.

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With the No. 79 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select ... Oregon State offensive lineman Isaac Seumalo.

The 22-year-old blocker measures in at 6-4, 303 pounds. Seumalo is versatile. He started at four of the five starting positions on the offensive lineman in college. Here's a look at his 37 career college starts: 23 at center, nine at right guard, three at left tackle, and two at right tackle. Seumalo likely projects as an interior offensive lineman in the NFL.

There are some concerns with Seumalo. He suffered a broken foot late in 2013 and missed the entire 2014 season after having to have multiple surgeries to correct the injury.

Seumalo is now the first offensive lineman the Eagles have drafted since selecting Lane Johnson with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Eagles have neglected the offensive line in recent years under Chip Kelly so infusing the trenches with young talent was a necessity.

It seems likely Seumalo will be given a shot to compete for the starting job at left guard. He will be battling against the likes of incumbent veteran Allen Barbre, Stefen Wisniewski, Malcolm Bunche, and Andrew Gardner. Seumalo can also serve as a backup at a number of other positions on the offensive line, including center, where Jason Kelce struggled last season.

Here's a scouting report on Seumalo from

Strengths - Quick feet and plays with above average lateral movement. Well­-schooled with technician's understanding of footwork and angles to secure reach blocks and wall defenders out of the running lane. Patient blocker waiting for his feet to settle into place before engaging. Operates with a centered, sure base and reliable core strength. Has experience at center, right guard and both tackle spots. Unselfish and does what is asked of him. Pass sets look like a tackle's with desired knee bend, flat back and arm extension.

Weaknesses - Frame could use more mass. Base narrows as drive blocker causing occasional bouts with body control and balance. Doesn't appear to have punch-­and­-snatch hands. Looks like he's got block secured and then loses grip and allows his defender into the play. Defender's hands often first into the framework. Hands need to work faster. Missed 2014 due to complications from injury suffered in 2013 Hawaii Bowl.

Bottom Line - Seumalo proved that he was back from a foot injury that sidelined him for all of 2014 with the same foot quickness and technical talent that he had before his injury. Seumalo can play anywhere on the interior, but his best position might be at center thanks to his core strength and overall anchor.


Eagles remaining needs

Running back

Offensive line


Wide receiver

Eagles remaining draft picks

1st (2) - Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
3rd (79) - Isaac Seumalo, OL, Oregon State
5th (153) -
5th (164) -
6th (188) -
7th (233) -
7th  (251) -

Click here for the entire 2016 NFL Draft order.

2016 NFL Draft schedule

Friday, April 29 - 7:00 PM EST (Round 2 - 7 minutes, Round 3 - 5 minutes)
Saturday, April 30 - 12 PM EST (Rounds 4-6 - 5 Minutes Per Pick, Round 7 - 4 Minutes Per Pick)

TV schedule: NFL Network and ESPN.

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