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3 players NOLA Saints should target before the trade deadline

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2. Andre Dillard, Eagles

The Eagles have their own problems and should probably find themselves as sellers during this part of the season. While they trust the guys they have on their offensive line, it is unfortunate that Andre Dillard, the 22nd pick in the 2019 draft, has yet to find his footing with this team.

Dillard played in every game his rookie year, starting in four, but was held out of the 2020 season with a training camp injury. This season, he had four starts prior to the Eagles naming Jordan Mailata the starter at left tackle, forcing Dillard back to the bench and a bleak future in Philadelphia.

With New Orleans’ guard Andrus Peat likely being out for the remainder of the season with a pectoral injury, the Saints should be considering bringing in some immediate help to the line.

Dillard, in need of a major resurgence and rebranding, could be that for them. The 6’5″ 310-pound lineman has the talent to fill in at either tackle spot but could also find value by being moved inside to play guard.

Dillard could be a low-risk-high reward trade option for the NOLA Saints.

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