Jason Kelce: Cam Jurgens my favorite center prospect in years

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Eagles center Jason Kelce took a little time before deciding to return for the 2022 season, but the Eagles know that there will come a time when they need to find someone else to snap the ball.

They made a move in that direction in the second round of this year’s draft. The Eagles took Cam Jurgens with the 51st overall pick and Kelce had a hand in bringing him to Philadelphia. The Eagles consulted with Kelce about center prospects and the four-time All-Pro said Jurgens has the most potential he’s seen in a long time.

“He’s my favorite center prospect of the last 3-to-5 years,” Kelce told Les Bowen of NJ.com. “I think he can be special; I’m excited to work with him. . . . This kid offers a seamless transition, same type of player, with exceptional upside. It’s hard to explain why I think he’s so good, it comes down to how he moves and looks. He bends well, opens his hips, is very strong for his size, is an incredible athlete for his size. On top of that, just a great temperament, solid workhorse, lunch-pail mentality.”

It’s not a sure thing that Kelce will be moving on after the 2022 season, but it’s clear he believes the Eagles will be in good hands once he does decide to move on.

12 responses to “Jason Kelce: Cam Jurgens my favorite center prospect in years

  1. That’s pretty awesome that the Eagles asked him to scout centers for them and pretty awesome that he’s self aware enough to accept that job. Kelce is a treasure for the Eagles and the NFL.

  2. That’s wild. Didn’t the Eagles use a high second rounder last year to pick the Alabama Center. He must not have worked out. Dickerson or something like that.

  3. @tavisteelersfan

    Dickerson made all-NFL rookie team last year as OG. He’s a future multi-year pro bowler if his knees hold up.

  4. Pretty cool that the Eagles have such few holes that they are using top 51 picks on backups.

  5. Dickerson like most centers are well trained to play other OL positions…that’s what the Eagles are doing with him.

  6. tavisteelersfan says:
    May 2, 2022 at 10:59 am
    That’s wild. Didn’t the Eagles use a high second rounder last year to pick the Alabama Center. He must not have worked out. Dickerson or something like that.

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    He’s a OG for them.

  7. I really like this pick. Dickerson is playing guard and having Kelce as a mentor and supporter has to be nice.

  8. 4 time All Pro (including last season) and a 5 time Pro Bowler. He’s obviously got some gas left in the tank. I hope he plays as long as he wants. He’s a good dude and a leader in the locker room.

  9. Top 3 Eagles I want to buy a beer:
    1. St. Nick Foles
    2. Jason Kelce
    3. Freddie Mitchell (because he’s lonely)

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