10 Potential Philadelphia Eagles replacements for Jalen Mills in 2021

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player. 827. . . . Andre Cisco, Syracuse. 2

Might Mills’ replacement already be on the Philadelphia Eagles roster?

The last time the Eagles spent a high draft choice on a Syracuse Orange standout, things worked out pretty well. Andre Cisco might be the best safety in college football coming into the draft in 2021, but if Philly winds up with him, that probably means that they missed the playoffs, and no one wants to see that.

Still, even with all of that being said, Philly needs to do their due diligence. Place him on your imaginary draft boards. Expect the ‘Birds’ to do the same. We’ll see how things go as we move towards 2021.

. . . Davion Taylor. 1. player. 54

When we started talking about the 2020 NFL Draft, several NFL and draft experts, including Bucky Brooks were linking Colorado receiver Laviska Shenault to the ‘Birds’. We’d soon find out that Philly had been watching some Buffaloes football, but they were actually in love with someone who played on the opposite side of the ball, linebacker Davion Taylor, who Philly picked up with the 103rd-overall selection of 2020’s selection meeting.

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The question is can he and is he better suited to play another position at the next level? Don’t be surprised if you look at the ‘Birds’ play this season, and you’re thinking that Davion Taylor looks more like a safety than a linebacker. Then again, could we argue that K’Von Wallace would be better suited to play strong safety and Taylor’s the better free safety option? We’ll have to wait and see. Again, this is contingent on the thought that Philly is even of the same mindset, but if they are, this might not be a bad idea.

Here’s what we can say with confidence. If we look back one day and we’re talking about how the Eagles got two starting safeties in 2020’s NFL Draft and both played for eight years or more, fans aren’t going to complain.