Philadelphia Eagles: 3 Reasons to move Davion Taylor from LB to safety

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Something just jumps out at you if you look at Davion Taylor’s highlights. If Jim Schwartz moves this guy to safety, the Philadelphia Eagles are potentially set at the position for the next ten years with him and K’Von Wallace.

The questions about the Philadelphia Eagles and their safety position were clear heading into the NFL Draft. How early would they explore the idea of adding depth? We knew that they would. We just didn’t know when. Is Jalen Mills the guy to take over for Malcolm Jenkins? Those are pretty big shoes to fil, but here’s what we know. If anyone can equal Malcolm’s passion, it’s the “Green Goblin”. Following the draft, there are many theories about what the Eagles might look like on offense and defense. Here’s a theory that isn’t being discussed much. Does anyone else feel like this Davion Taylor fella should play safety rather than linebacker?

Well, eventually of course. He’s kind of needed to play the linebacker role right now, but grab something to drink and grab a seat boys and girls. There’s a lot to talk about here with this one.

Right now, Philly’s situation at safety looks like this. Again, the belief is Mills will start in place of the departed Malcolm Jenkins. Rodney McLeod is the other starter at free safety. The Eagles also employ Rudy Ford, Marcus Epps, and the newly acquired Will Parks, and they added K’Von Wallace in the draft.

Not only that, but they also added four more defensive backs post-draft. Their names are Grayland Arnold, Michael Jacquet, Elijah Riley, and Prince Smith. Moving Davion Taylor to safety hasn’t been discussed much, but it should be, in the future of course. Here are three reasons why that’s true.