Round 5 (155) Jalen Reeves-Maybin, outside linebacker, Tennessee
The Eagles need depth at the linebacker position. Enter Jalen Reeves-Maybin. Maybin could be another Jordan Hicks, a talented backer with injury issues in college. If not for injuries Maybin easily could have gone in rounds 2-3, so getting him in the fifth round is a steal.
Here’s what NFL.com had to say:
"“Jalen’s father, Marques Maybin, was a basketball player at Louisville but was paralyzed from the waist down after a car accident when Jalen was eight years old. Reeves-Maybin was a four-star linebacker recruit from Tennessee and contributed as a true freshman in 11 games (14 tackles, 11 on special teams). He stepped up to lead the Volunteers in tackles at weak-side linebacker as both a sophomore (101 tackles, 11 for loss, two sacks) and junior (105 tackles, 14 for loss, six sacks, four pass breakups). Reeves-Maybin’s senior year, however, was a struggle. He was ejected for targeting in the season opener and then missed the bulk of the season with a shoulder injury, finishing with 20 tackles, two for losses. He considered redshirting to return to Knoxville in 2017 but decided to go to the NFL instead.”"