Rodney McLeod, Will Parks, Jalen Mills, K’Von Wallace are the Philadelphia Eagles’ four safeties.
Losing Malcolm Jenkins hurts this defense a ton. He knew his assignments and how to diagnose plays pre-snap, but he always communicated adjustments to his teammates. It was clear he studied film relentlessly. Rodney McLeod will have to take over the leadership role for the defense.
He’s always been able to get the job done as the single-high safety. Former Denver Bronco Will Parks is going to be a key role player. Similar to Malcolm, he can line up at multiple spots such as linebacker and slot corner and go wherever the defense needs him to.
Jalen Mills may be a project. Many fans have been calling for the move to safety for years but it’s hard to see him having a successful transition in just one season, especially after an offseason like this. Fourth-round pick K’Von Wallace is an exciting addition.
He’s been outspoken about how excited he is to have the opportunity to play in Philly and certainly has the right confidence and mentality to play in this city. Former Eagles’ safety Brian Dawkins and one of the best cornerbacks of all time, Troy Vincent, have been mentoring him too. Based on what we saw at Clemson, there’s a lot to work with here. This kid should be fun to watch for years to come.