Moving on from Malcolm Jenkins was one of the most difficult decisions the Eagles had to make this offseason, and replacing him at safety will basically be impossible, no matter how hard they try this season or moving forward in general.
To help fill the void left by Jenkins, Philadelphia recently made the decision to switch Jalen Mills from cornerback to safety, but unfortunately there is no guarantee this plan will work out the way the Eagles hope for.
Not to mention, Mills only re-signed with the Eagles on a one-year deal, meaning the team could be in search of help around this time next year if they fail to bring on additional help in the upcoming draft.
Brandon Jones may be considered a work in progress at the moment entering the draft, as the safety isn’t expected to be selected on the first two days of action, but for a potential sixth-round pick, this could be the perfect project for Philadelphia to work on.
Just because the Texas star is work in progress doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t time to turn things around, and for all the Eagles know, Jones only needs the right scenario to bring out his true potential.