Redrafting every Philadelphia Eagles pick from their 2020 NFL Draft

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Philadelphia Eagles original pick (103) – LB Davion Taylor (Colorado)

Fans knew that Davion Taylor would be a project. He has tremendous athleticism, but his football instincts are questionable due to his inexperience. Taylor got his first career start against the Browns and while he did record three tackles, he looked lost and blew a few coverages.

The Colorado product has a chance to develop into a starting-caliber linebacker in the future, but his unpolished play will keep him grounded for the foreseeable future. He’s been a solid special teams player, but fans will have to wait for him to develop to see him on the defensive side of the ball.

Philadelphia Eagles redraft pick (103) – LB Davion Taylor (Colorado)

Given a redo, it’s a real possibility that the Eagles would still elect to choose Davion Taylor. He may be raw, but the upside is too much to pass on. It’s one of those low risk, high reward decisions that may pay off in the future.

It’s not time to pull the plug on the third-round pick just yet. Sure, he struggled against Cleveland, but it may be a few years until we see Taylor at his best. He has the speed and physicality to be a great starting linebacker in this league. After all, he ran a 4.37-second 40-yard dash at his pro day.

After Taylor, the linebackers selected in the draft were either long term projects like Taylor, or completely uninspiring. At the very least, Taylor will find himself a spot on the Eagles roster for his special teams play.