Eagles sign remaining draft pick Landon Dickerson

Posted on July 26, 2021

As of Monday, July 26, the Philadelphia Eagles have signed all nine 2021 NFL Draft picks to their rookie contracts. Second-round selection, offensive lineman Landon Dickerson was the last to do so.


Dickerson began his collegiate career at Florida State, transferring to Alabama for his final two years of NCAA eligibility. He was named right guard, eventually moving to center despite never playing at the position before.

Before leaving for the NFL, Dickerson was named second-team All-Southeastern Conference, first-team All-SEC, and a unanimous All-America selection. He was deemed as the nation’s best center, taking the Rimington Trophy.

The Philadelphia Eagles selected Dickerson in the second round with the 37th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. Though the team has veteran Jason Kelce, the plan is for Dickerson to eventually take over following Kelce’s retirement. As of now, Dickerson is recovering from a knee injury and has been unable to fully participate in the Eagles’ offseason.

However, just one day ahead of training camp, Dickerson came to terms and signed his rookie contract.


Dickerson, the last draft pick to sign his rookie contract, will now join the other eight selections who signed their contracts in June.

  • Round 1 (No. 10) – DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
  • Round 3 (No. 73) – Milton Williams, DT, Louisiana Tech
  • Round 4 (No. 123) – Zech McPhearson, CB, Texas Tech
  • Round 5 (No. 150) – Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Memphis
  • Round 6 (No. 189) – Marlon Tuipulotu, DT, USC
  • Round 6 (No. 191) – Tarron Jackson, DE, Coastal Carolina
  • Round 6 (No. 224) – JaCoby Stevens, LB, LSU
  • Round 7 (No. 234) – Patrick Johnson, LB, Tulane

Dickerson signed a four-year deal worth approximately $8.6 million, including a $3.6 million signing bonus. According to Over The Cap, the center’s projected cap numbers have already been predetermined.

  • 2021
    • Base salary – $660,000
    • Prorated bonus – $913,943
    • Cap number – $1,573,943
  • 2022
    • Base salary – $1,053,486
    • Prorated bonus – $913,943
    • Cap number – $1,967,429
  • 2023
    • Base salary – $1,446,972
    • Prorated bonus – $913,943
    • Cap number – $2,360,915
  • 2024
    • Base salary – $1,840,458
    • Prorated bonus – $913,943
    • Cap number – $2,754,401

Though Dickerson will likely start the season on the physically unable to perform list, he has a long future in Philadelphia.

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Alicia was born and raised in Philadelphia, becoming an avid Eagles fan as a child. She graduated from Penn State University and now works in the medical field. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and baking.

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