After getting drafted in 2003, Jamaal Jackson saw his first live game action last season. There is a heck of a battle brewing at the center position with Hank Fraley and Jamaal Jackson. Fraley ran with the second team all day as he nurses a shoulder injury, and Jackson was impressive in the one-on-one drills. He can really sink his weight against the big nose-tackle types and he is athletic enough to get out on linebackers with ease. With Jackson in the lineup, the Eagles offensive line is massive. By September, opponents could be looking at Tra Thomas (6-foot-7, 350 pounds), Andrews (6-4, 340), Jackson (6-4, 330), Max Jean-Gilles (6-4, 355) and Jon Runyan (6-7, 325). As you can see, this lineup looks a tad better than ours. In fact, it resembles our offensive line of the 90s just a little bit. The point is, Seattle, Pittsburg, & every other team with a solid offensive line found quality players to draft this past April by the 4th round, but our board showed there just wasn't the quality there when we were ready to pick. What is scary is that the Iggles lineup above doesn't even account for the development & eventual promotion of Winston Justice, OT. I don't care how the personnel department of the Cowboys try to spin it-they blew the chance to really improve this offensive line. The most ridiculous line I hear is that, "We felt they weren't as good as what we already have, and couldn't help us in 2006." SO!! How many rookies that come into the league are better than the players they eventually replace at offensive line?? These are positions that take time to learn. Plus, you have to learn how to work with the guys already there. The guy you're replacing has already done that, so he automatically has the advantage there. It doesn't matter. You know you have to have a very good-great offensive line to win in the NFL, so you draft them high, and try to help develop as fast as they can. We had the chance to take Winston Justice, Nick Mangold, Max Jean-Gilles, Davin Joseph, Marcus McNeill, Eric Winston, Charles Spencer, etc. NONE of these players were as good as the ones we took. That's pretty amazing considering VERY FEW publications gave us above a "B" rating on our draft efforts. So what if you draft a Jacob Rogers or a Stephen Peterman! You learn from your mistakes, (like drafting a guy who actually LIKES to play football), and you keep drafting offensive linemen. The jury is still out on Peterman, because injuries are out of a player's control. We'll see what he can do the next couple of years, but we should have a couple of high picks ready if he doesn't work out. When you look at Pittsburg, Seattle, New England, etc., those teams keep drafting offensive linemen either on the first day, or high on the second day. They know that it doesn't matter how many TOs you have if your line can't keep your QB upright. The same goes for your running game. You can only draft so many 6-7th rd. players who work out. All of the above teams have been burned by high OL picks. THEY learn & keep on a pickin'. Do you hear that, Jeff & JJ??