One Eagles Draft Pick Listed Among Steals of the Draft
As the draft grades continue to come in, the Eagles have a player that might surprise, according to ESPN.com's Mike Renner, who identified 10 late round picks who could surprise.
They did so by looking at each prospects Pro Football Focus grades and college stats and determined that Eagles rookie safety K'Von Wallce of Clemson could be one of those 10 surprises.
After losing Malcolm Jenkins in free agency, the Eagles were so desperately in need of safety help this offseason that they had already moved cornerback Jalen Mills back there. They didn't address the position until the fourth round, but when they did, they selected a defensive back with a similarly versatile skill set to that of Jenkins. The Clemson safety took more than half of his snaps in the slot last season and earned an 89.7 coverage grade, breaking up eight passes and picking off two.
What Eagles fans will love even more is his tackling, where he's arguably the best of any safety in this class. At 5-foot-11 and 206 pounds, Wallace has missed only 13 tackles on 159 attempts over the past three seasons. With his ability to line up just about anywhere, expect Wallace to see the field early in his Philly career.