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5 things to know about new Packers T Andre Dillard

Former first-round pick has played in 59 NFL games

T Andre Dillard
T Andre Dillard

GREEN BAY – The Packers have bolstered their offensive line with the addition of sixth-year veteran Andre Dillard.

The 6-foot-5, 315-pound tackle has played in 59 games (19 starts) over five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and Tennessee Titans.

Here are five things to know about Green Bay's new tackle:

  1. Dillard was Philadelphia's first-round pick in 2019.

Dillard, 28, was selected 22nd overall, one spot after the Packers drafted Darnell Savage. He was the first offensive lineman the Eagles drafted in the first round since Lane Johnson in 2013.

He made four spot starts (three at left tackle and one at right tackle) while playing in all 16 game his rookie season. Dillard was expected to start at left tackle in 2020 but missed the entire season with a biceps injury.

Dillard played in 27 games over next two seasons, including five starts at left tackle, but also missed seven games due to a two-week stint on the COVID-19 reserve list and a broken forearm during training camp in 2022 that landed him on injured reserve to start the season.

Dillard's final game for Philadelphia came in a five-snap appearance on special teams during the Eagles' 38-35 loss to Kansas City in Super Bowl LVII.

  1. He made a career-high 10 starts at left tackle for Tennessee last year.

Dillard joined the Titans as an unrestricted free agent last March. The 28-year-old started the first six games at left tackle while playing a career-high 562 offensive snaps. Dillard was released on March 15 after being in and out of the lineup the second half of the 2023 campaign. Because he was cut, Dillard won't count against the net-loss formula for compensatory picks.

  1. Dillard's draft stock soared after a strong performance at the NFL Scouting Combine.

He clocked a 4.96-second time in the 40 in Indianapolis, with a 7.44 in the three-cone drill, 4.40 short shuttle and a position-best 9-foot-10 broad jump. Dillard's performance earned him an impressive 9.79 relative-athletic score.

  1. He was a three-year starter at Washington State.

Dillard appeared in 42 career games with 39 starts at left tackle at Washington State, bookending the Cougars' offensive line for two seasons with former Packers draft pick Cole Madison.

A two-time All-Pac-12 selection, Dillard was named to the AP All-America third team during his senior year in 2018 after starting all 13 games at left tackle and allowing just one sack and 13 total pressures in 722 pass-blocking snaps, according to Pro Football Focus.

  1. Dillard followed in his father's footsteps at WSU.

His father, Mitch, was an offensive lineman at Washington State from 1983-86. Dillard grew up in Washington and was named All-KingCo first team and KingCo 4A Crest Division Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior at Woodinville High School.

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