Preseason Stats: 2 games played, 1 game started
Regular Season Stats: 9 games played, 4 games started, 2 false start penalties, 1.5 sacks let up
The Philadelphia Eagles selected rookie offensive lineman Isaac Seumalo in the 3rd round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Seumalo played in over half of the Eagles regular season games due to the many injuries that were sustained on the offensive line.
Seumalo was drafted in the earlier rounds purely based on the fact that he was versatile and could play at any position on the offensive line if need be. Plenty of injuries occurred to Eagles offensive lineman which forced the rookie to come in when necessary, giving him a speedy entrance into the NFL.
In a press pass interview, Seumalo gave no preference as to which position was his favorite on the offensive line. He simply said, “I just want to play. I want to do what I can to help the team.” The more reps that Seumalo has the more skilled he will become. For now, he looks to be the team’s “filler lineman.”
Brendan Walker is an NFL Analyst and Editor for Pro Football Spot. You can follow Brendan on Twitter at @BWalkerASU