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

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87. . . . Jeremy Chinn, safety. 2. player

You had to know this was coming if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.

Sure, taking Jeremy Chinn, K’Von Wallace and Jordan Fuller would have given the Birds three safeties. That’s assuming they would have still drafted K’Von Wallace after they took Jeremy Chinn in Round 2 which is unlikely, but let’s just say that they did. Hear this one out for a second.

Chinn, who played a little outside linebacker in college as well, and Wallace would have given Philly two more of what Jim Schwartz used to refer to as ‘positionless players’. Had that type of talent been added to a unit that discovered Alex Singleton in 2020, all we would have really been talking about going forward would have been finding another linebacker or two and maybe some capable cornerbacks to one of the best and most talented defensive units in all of football.

Instead, the Eagles took a quarterback in Round 2, and we’re all still sitting here talking about safeties, and cornerbacks, and linebackers. This team seems to be getting further away from the goal every time we give them a serious look.

Now, let’s rewind the tape a tad. Taking Jalen Hurts could wind up being one of the smartest moves the Eagles ever made. We don’t know the answer to that yet, but it’s hard not to watch Chinn rack up15 starts in 15 games on his way to 117 total tackles, five pass breakups, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, an interception, and two defensive touchdowns without getting a little envious. Wow, what that might have looked like in an Eagles jersey.