Here’s what Eagles must do with Jalen Mills after drafting K’Von Wallace

Jalen Mills (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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K’Von Wallace (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
K’Von Wallace (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

Here’s the scouting report.

Landing Wallace in the fourth round is a major win for this Eagles franchise. In 45 career games at the collegiate level, the former Clemson Tigers star set the other “Death Valley” in its ear as he racked up career totals of 156 total tackles, two sacks, five interceptions, 15 pass breakups, and two forced fumbles.

He was one of the best players on one of the nation’s best teams, but there was still doubt. One constant hangup that teams kept having about him was this. They wished he was a little faster. During the selection meeting, name after name was called, but Wallace slid to Round 4. That’s where Philly took him, 127th-overall.

Jalen Mills was signed to a one-year extension on March 24th. He switched his number to 21, and the theory was Philly’s plan was to move him to safety in place of the departed Malcolm Jenkins.

That did raise a few questions however as we all began looking towards the draft. One of the most obvious was this. Who starts on the other side of the defensive formation opposite of the newly acquired Darius Slay? Right now, if we’re all being honest. Mills is honestly the best option. That means that Wallace is thrown into the fire immediately, but that may not be a bad thing. Here’s why.