Philadelphia Eagles: Jack Anderson is a solid practice squad claim - Section 215

Get to know the newest Philadelphia Eagles, Jack Anderson.

A member of a Frisco High School squad that won 31 of its 45 games during his high school career, Anderson was offered scholarships from 33 different schools from UCLA to Cincinnati and most major programs in-between, before ultimately keeping his talents in the Lone Star State to play for Kliff Kingsbury at Texas Tech.

On paper, the pairing was a match made in heaven.

Right out of the gate, Anderson started at right guard as a true freshman and led the way for one of the most potent offensive attacks in the Big 12, even if the team's record didn't show it.

From there, Anderson turned in another quality season as a sophomore before having his junior season cut short three games in with a season-ending shoulder injury versus UTEP.

Still, Anderson returned for his fourth collegiate season in Lubbock and turned in a pretty darn good redshirt junior season; surrendering only three sacks, one hit, and three hurries in 459 pass-blocking snaps.

While Anderson exclusively played right guard for the Red Raiders, he should be able to provide quality interior depth for the Eagles in the intermediate future, backing up his fellow 2021 draftee Landon Dickerson behind utility reserve Nate Herbig. Even if he'd probably be better suited not playing center, the presence of Dickerson, Herbig, and Isaac Seumalo should allow Anderson to solely focus his time on learning how Jeff Stoutland likes his guards to operate in space without the need to tackle too much at once. With only so many ways to add talent once the regular season opens up, Howie Roseman's decision to steal Anderson over elevating one of his own practice squad players gives the team a chance to see how another player fits in their scheme and potentially find an overlooked diamond in the rough.


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