On the hot seat: Winston Justice

Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson looks at NFC East players who must improve in 2011.

2010 was a letdown for Winston Justice. After his impressive 2009 season, it looked as though the Eagles had found their right tackle. He has size and good feet. In 2009, Justice was very difficult to beat in protection.

But last season, his game really fell off. Justice was Michael Vick's blindside protector. At right tackle, he often goes against lesser pass-rushers than those left tackles face. As often as the Eagles throw the football, they need a more reliable performer at right tackle as a pass protector. Justice also took too many penalties, and his run blocking was a major problem.

The right side of the line in general is a big problem for the Eagles. They could look to address it in free agency or in the draft with a possible first-round pick such as Wisconsin’s Gabe Carimi or USC’s Tyron Smith.

Justice might rebound to his 2009 form, but based on how he played last season, I see him as an ideal candidate for the team’s No. 3 offensive tackle -- not as a starter.

Scouts Inc. watches games, breaks down film and studies football from all angles for ESPN.com.