Here are two Philadelphia Eagles prospects, one from a conference that plays defense and one that doesn’t.
In 2019, while playing in a conference that normally isn’t discussed for its great defenses, Kolby Harvell-Peel displayed a nose for the football, racking up 71 tackles, a sack, and five interceptions in a very memorable season. That gives him 123 tackles, two sacks, nine tackles for a loss of yardage, and 17 pass breakups over the course of 17 games. He’s potentially destined for a nice career in the NFL.
From a physical standpoint, he’s six-foot-tall and 210 pounds. If he played in a conference where there were some better defenses, we might be talking about him more often than we are right now.
If the SEC does take the field and play football in 2020, people will want to see how Marcus Murphy performs versus the best competition in football. They’ll also like to see how well he does over the course of a full slate of games as he was only on the field for five games in 2019.
You know they say though. It’s less about what you have and more about what you do with what you have. Murphy doesn’t have a ton of game film from last season, but he does have 26 tackles and two interceptions on his resume. A great final run, again assuming that the SEC plays football, will, more than likely, help cement him as one of college football’s ten best safeties.