3. Wallace could become starter sooner rather than later
If all goes according to plan for the Eagles in 2020, the decision to bring Rodney McLeod back on a two-year deal along with switching Jalen Mills from cornerback to safety will pay off in one of the best ways possible.
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But also, if K’Von Wallace ending up competing for a starting job right away as a rookie, Philadelphia obviously wouldn’t be disappointed in these results either.
Safety turned out to be another position in which some fans were hoping to see addressed in the second round since there were plenty of great prospects to choose from.
Luckily, Wallace still happened to be available during the final day of the draft in the fourth round, and even though the Clemson star still has plenty to prove, there is already some talk over the hope of this selection turning out to be a potential steal.
The fact that Mills is only returning on a one-year deal and McLeod is getting up there in age (29) shows there is no long-term commitment at safety beyond the 2020 season, meaning Wallace could be in great position to quickly become a reliable starter on defense.
Words cannot even describe how difficult it is going to be for the Eagles to fill the void left by Malcolm Jenkins on defense with his veteran leadership, but at least Wallace gives a little bit of hope for the future, although there’s no reason to even make these comparisons just yet.