Lane Johnson on the Eagles potentially drafting an OT; Embracing ‘competition’

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Glenn Erby
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Lane Johnson is no longer an up-and-coming right tackle, as the Eagles star is an established veteran who can see the ending near.

Johnson missed parts of the 2020 season with a nagging ankle and knee injury and although he’s almost 100% healthy, he’s approaching the 2021 season with a sense of urgency.

“If you’re 4-11-1, hey, you better rebuild; you better come up with some kind of phrase, to get better,” he said. “As far as where I’m at in my career, I’m at a sense of urgency. I want to hit my prime the next four or five years, and then see where I’m at, finish this out strong.

The Eagles star right tackle is no dummy and he’s aware that Nick Sirianni has preached competition, while draft experts have linked Philadelphia to some of the top offensive tackle prospects.

“They may draft another offensive tackle. They got guys coming for me,” Johnson said of the Eagles in a recent interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer. … “That’s the name of the game; it’s all about competition. Those guys push you, they develop you, and it’s just part of the nature of the business.”

The Eagles’ three-time Pro Bowl right tackle also would like to see Howie Roseman draft a wide receiver or two in the draft.

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