With Jordan Hicks leaving in free agency last offseason, Philadelphia went into the 2019 season with significantly less talent at the linebacker position than they were afforded in years prior. The decision to let Nigel Bradham walk one year later now robs them of two of their recent primary signal callers on defense.
It seems the wise decision would be to invest in an inside linebacker during the 2020 NFL Draft, and in a report by Mike Kaye of NJ.com, we all learned that the Eagles met former with Wyoming Cowboys linebacker Logan Wilson this week. When looking through his career stats, it is easy to see why.
Wilson has four years of experience at the collegiate level, and he served as a team captain in three of them. 409 total tackles, including 34.5 tackles for a loss, ten picks, seven sacks, five forced fumbles, and three defensive touchdowns were the result following 50 games at the collegiate level.
Kamu Grugier-Hill, one of the team’s starting linebackers from 2019, appears to be set to hit free agency. He missed seven games in 2019 and averaged 2.3 tackles a game. With his departure, the hope is Philly can find a viable option at linebacker in free agency and the draft. Wilson is as good a prospect as any potential mid-rounder could be, but he isn’t the only linebacker that they’ve been eyeing.