With one draft selection, that of K’Von Wallace, the Eagles have solved the offseason riddle of what needs to be done now with Jalen Mills.
The feedback about some of the prospects the Philadelphia Eagles drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft has been split, Jalen Hurts and Jalen Reagor for instance. With some of their other selections, K’Von Wallace and Prince Tega Wanogho, the fans and media are a bit more unified in their satisfaction, but here’s something that isn’t getting talked about as much. The Eagles may have just solved one of the offseason’s biggest riddles, what the expectation needs to be for Jalen Mills in 2020.
As a new week starts and the draft is now in our rear-view window, many in the Eagles faithful are beaming as the “Birds” landed some late-round guys that could contribute early and provide immediate value. There’s some excitement building around this Wallace fella, and rightfully so.
Now, with his addition, the Eagles may have allowed themselves a quick and easy fix for the secondary that would satisfy every question that most of us have had. It’s not necessary that MIlls spend all of his time at safety anymore. He can serve in a hybrid role. Philly can keep him primarily at the cornerback position and start him opposite of Darius Slay.
Stop laughing. This isn’t a joke. Here’s why this is the smartest thing that this franchise can do.