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

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3. He and his fellow draftee K’Von Wallace make a nice team, and this solves another problem.

K’Von Wallace ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds at the most recent NFL Scouting Combine. That was after he threw up 18 reps on the bench press and showcased a 38-inch vertical. His former teammate Isaiah Simmons’ versatility has been talked about a lot, but some of that discussion needs to be thrown in Wallace’s direction.

He can play multiple roles in the secondary, but his true position at the pro level will be at strong safety. With that being said, close your eyes for a second and think about Wallace as this team’s strong safety and Taylor at this team’s free safety position in the future, especially if everything we’ve seen at the collegiate level translates to the pros for these guys.

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The “Birds” may have something here. Plus, this fixes another issue. We’ve all asked who this team should start opposite of Darius Slay at cornerback in the defensive formation. None of us are sure about Avonte Maddox, Cre’Von LeBlanc, or Sidney Jones, but we do know Jalen Mills is capable.

The “Birds” could use him as a cover guy if need be and use a combination of McLeod, Taylor, and Wallace in a nice rotation in Philly’s last line of defense.

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No one knows the Eagles plans except for the Eagles. Round 2 of the NFL Draft taught us that, but here’s something the organization, the fans, and the media can all agree on. We know that Davion Taylor won’t be wearing the number five or the number 20. Those numbers were retired after some brilliant careers by a couple of guys that you may have heard of.