Andre Dillard, OT
The Chiefs have already made an adjustment to their starting offensive line in 2021, sending first-year right tackle Lucas Niang to the bench in favor of veteran swingman Mike Remmers. If the Chiefs aren’t sure about Niang, they could be looking at Philadelphia tackle Andre Dillard.
The 6’5″ 315-lb. Dillard has started four games in 2021, including the Eagles’ Week 4 loss at the hands of the Chiefs. A longtime starter at left tackle, the 26-year-old Dillard lost his starting job to Jordan Mailata this summer (and Mailata subsequently signed an extension). Dillard made his way back onto the field as the starting right tackle when Lane Johnson missed some time, so if the Chiefs were at all impressed with what they saw of him on the right side, Veach might pick up the phone.
The former Washington State Cougar has a 68.5 grade in 2021 per Pro Football Focus, and has allowed just one sack in 264 snaps. Dillard is locked up through the 2022 season on his rookie deal, but with both Mailata and Johnson in the lineup, Dillard just doesn’t have the inside track to a starting spot in the Eagles’ long-term plan. With over $50 million in dead money on their 2021 books already, Philly probably wouldn’t mind jettisoning Dillard now before next spring.
Dillard could probably be had for a 2022 6th round pick.