Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Boom or bust late-round SEC defensive prospects

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Just picture Johnson and Alex Singleton together as Philadelphia Eagles fans.

Ask around, and you won’t find many Philadelphia Eagles fans that are going to complain a great deal about what the team gets from having Alex Singleton on the roster and holding down the linebacker position. Unfortunately, you aren’t going to find that many people that think the Birds are set at the second level once you get past him either.

They drafted two linebackers in 2020, Shaun Bradley and Davion Taylor, and when you watch the latter, he looks more like a big safety. Philly also has a very talented T.J. Edwards on the roster to go along with two young guns, Joe Bachie and Rashad Smith. Still, even with that being said, that feels like a lot of bodies and no real answers.

Buddy Johnson is very interesting. He’s a six-foot-two, 240-pound potential late-rounder who got better in each of his four seasons with the Texas A&M Aggies. He got better at defending the pass in 2020, and if scouts take a hard look at him, he’s someone who could rise. You definitely want to keep your eyes on him as we move through the draft process.