Versatility, depth are key for this Philadelphia Eagles secondary in 2020

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1. With no disrespect to Malcolm Jenkins, this may be the best crop of safeties from top to bottom that we’ve seen during Pederson’s Philadelphia Eagles era.

Malcolm Jenkins might be gone, but Philly is still loaded with an incredibly versatile bunch that will become something of a hybrid-filled secondary.

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The ‘Green Goblin’, Jalen Mills, is expected to move from corner to safety, which was actually an idea we wrote about here at ITI back in 2018. He has some experience, having played the position in college. His tag-team partner is Rodney McLeod, who figures to stay put on the at the free safety position, a role he’s filled since 2016.

The reserves are newly-added Will Parks formerly of the Denver Broncos, and the rookie, K’Von Wallace from the Clemson Tigers.

Both provide coverage skills and are nice tacklers. Wallace has already been given the praise of two Eagles legends, Troy Vincent and fellow Clemson alum Brian Dawkins who’s, perhaps, the most beloved Eagle of all time. All four are expected to see playing time. All are versatility and should pay dividends in 2020.