5 Players Philadelphia Eagles should regret ignoring in 2020’s NFL Draft

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4. player. 51. . . . Jordan Fuller, safety

This guy is already the safety Philadelphia Eagles fans have been clamoring for.

Here’s a thought that no one seems to be discussing. Is there no one else that feels like Davion Taylor is really a safety that Philly hasn’t quite figured out is playing out of position at linebacker?

That’s a theory that can be thrown out or debated, but here’s what can’t be denied. Typically, the best course of action in drafting is either to draft based on need or take the best player that’s available and on your draft board. Philly accomplished one goal but missed badly on the other by taking Shaun Bradley over Jordan Fuller in the sixth round.

Yes, Bradley was taken in an attempt to satisfy Philly’s need to find competent players to suit up at linebacker but come on. Shaun Bradley also played at Temple and wasn’t really demonstrating that he was playing against some of the nation’s best competition like we had seen Fuller do for four seasons with the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Since draft day, Bradley has logged 13 total tackles. Fuller’s stuck his head in on 72 to go along with five pass breakups and three interceptions in 14 career games. That includes two starts in the playoffs.

Yes, Philly took K’Von Wallace in Round 4 but had they also taken Fuller and one more hybrid safety a little earlier in the selection process (who we’ll discuss in a few), they’d have a trio of talented guys that would have solved the organization’s safety puzzle for the next ten years.