An Australian-born professional American football player named Jordan Mailata, he is an offensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles in the National Football League. He is 166 kg in weight and 2.03 meters tall. He was a student at Condell Park High School. The NFL officials watched films of him playing rugby league and encouraged the professional rugby player to apply for their International Player Pathway Program.
He admitted that he was a complete novice when it came to American football and that he had never played. In February 2018, he made the trip to Florida’s IMG Academy to train with coach Aden Durde. Mailata was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles with the 233rd overall pick in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
He signed a $2.5 million, four-year contract with the Eagles, which includes a $89,392 signing bonus. He started against the San Francisco 49ers in week four of the 2020 season for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was the offensive lineman for the Eagles that allowed the fewest sacks in the 2020 season, with just 7. He led the Eagles’ offensive line with 502 pass-proven snaps, ranking first overall with a pass-proven snaps per sack score of 71.7.
For the upcoming NFL season that begins in August 2021, Mailata was chosen as the starting left tackle by Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni. In September 2021, a four-year, $64 million contract between Mailata and the Eagles was reached.
When Was Jordan Mailata Drafted?
Jordan Mailata was drafted in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.