Former LSU tight end Dillon Gordon, denied an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA and left on the board following the 2016 NFL Draft, has made the Philadelphia Eagles’ 53-man roster.
The Eagles signed Gordon as an undrafted free agent during the offseason, and he made the transition from tight end to offensive lineman. Considering that he was primarily used as a blocker while in Baton Rouge and he has great size (6-4, 322), the position switch makes perfect sense.
Gordon made 28 starts for LSU and played in 42 total games. His 2015 season was cut short by an Achilles injury, and the NCAA denied him a fifth year of eligibility.