Don’t be surprised if Wallace starts Week 1 for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Before we get into Philadelphia Eagles rookie safety K’Von Wallace or make any outlandish predictions, something needs to be noted. There’s no way to prove the accuracy of this theory, but had you gone into the most recent NFL Draft with the theory that this was a guy that could lay claim to being one of the top ten to fifteen safeties in the draft, no one would have batted an eyelash, maybe.
After 45 career games with a program that seems to churn out pro talent fairly regularly these days, the Clemson Tigers, Wallace contributed to the cause and two College Football Playoff National Championship game wins with career totals of 156 tackles, five interceptions, two sacks, and a defensive touchdown.
He might not be seen as being in the class of Xavier McKinney, Kyle Duggar, or Grant Delpit, but the fact that the Eagles landed him in Round 4 could turn out to be something we all look back on favorably.
The last time the Eagles drafted a safety out of Clemson, things worked out pretty well. Again, it’s not time to make any bold proclamations, but with two Eagles legends already showing their support it might be time for the rest of us to take notice. Here are three reasons why this young man could be in the starting lineup for the Eagles come Week 1 of the 2020 regular season.