You might’ve seen a safety get mocked to the Eagles in the first round many times this offseason. It shouldn’t come as a surprise if it actually happens. Right now, the Eagles have a solid safety duo of Rodney McLeod and Malcolm Jenkins, but it won’t last forever. Drafting and developing a guy this season should be a priority for the Birds. McLeod is approaching a contract year at 28-years-old. While he’s still relatively young and can get it done, he is coming off of a season-ending injury.
As for Malcolm Jenkins, the 31-year-old safety seems ageless. He played in 100-percent of the Eagles snaps on defense just this past year, and hasn’t missed a game since he was signed here five years ago. Although he remains healthy, now would be the time to bring in a young guy so Captain Jenkins can help with the rookie’s development.
Not to mention, the Eagles also like to use a third safety to rotate in quite often as well. They signed Andrew Sendejo recently, but the veteran is far from a lock to make the final roster. We should expect to see Philly nab a safety within the first three picks so they could start looking towards the future at the position.