Alabama Football: Landon Dickerson a great value on Day 2

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Alabama football fans know how special Landon Dickerson is

Landon Dickerson was a captain for Alabama football during their championship run. He was the best center in football. Now, he’s an NFL player.

Dickerson was considered the best center in the 2021 NFL Draft, but his knee injuries hurt his stock. After tearing his ACL in the SEC Championship, Dickerson has now seen multiple years cut short because of injuries.

However, Dickerson is still an elite center. He made a highlight play in almost every game during the 2020 season. He’s also a great presence in the locker room. He worked his way back from an ACL tear to appear in the national championship, and he created his own gym during the summer to ensure that teammates could work out.

The injuries kept Dickerson from going in the first round, but that makes him a great value on Day 2. If he stays healthy, he will be a Pro Bowler sooner rather than later. At this point in the 2021 NFL Draft, the reward is worth the risk.

Dickerson is a versatile interior lineman. He thrives at the center position, but he can move to guard without a hitch. He’ll also do whatever it takes to win. He is a great player on the field, but he is also a great person in the community.

Alabama football fans hoped to see Dickerson go in the first round, but his value with the Philadelphia Eagles makes this a great landing spot. He can start as soon as he is healthy, and he will make all players around him better.

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NFL teams fell in love with Dickerson during the draft process. He could make almost any NFL team better, but fans of the Eagles should be glad he landed where he did. He has a high floor, and he brings a lot to the table.