1. Eagles can afford to be patient with Wallace as a rookie
Once again, as previously mentioned, if Wallace were to find a way to make a strong enough impact as a rookie to be in great position to compete for a starting job, Philadelphia obviously wouldn’t be disappointed one bit.
But since Wallace was a fourth-round pick, and the Eagles currently have their two starters at safety with Mills and McLeod, Philadelphia is in a position where they can allow themselves to be patient with Wallace if needed.
Just about every rookie in the NFL tends to deal with some sort of struggles making the transition to the league, and even if Wallace has to work on a few areas of weakness at the beginning, this isn’t anything the Eagles haven’t worked with before.
This late in the draft, these kinds of picks are more so made for the long run, and Philadelphia has every reason in the world to be thrilled over what Wallace will provide to the defense for years to come.
Some fans were upset over the Eagles failing to address safety early on during the first two nights of the draft with all of the talent available, but after landing Wallace, they should feel much better over the position being worth the wait.