Philadelphia Eagles: 4 Boom or bust late-round Pac-12 defensive prospects

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player. 857. . . . Mustafa Johnson, DT, Colorado .

Can the Philadelphia Eagles develop Johnson into a rotational backup?

During the first three seasons that Jordon Scott was at the University of Oregon, the Ducks never really got much from a pass-rushing perspective from their six-foot-one and 311-pound space-eater. Before the 2020 season, Scott had two sacks on his collegiate resume but hadn’t registered one since his freshman season in 2017.

The hope by many scouts was that he’d show some more pop as a senior. He didn’t, so for that reason, Colorado’s Mustafa Johnson edges him out for a spot on this list.

This former teammate of Eagles linebacker Davion Taylor’s racked up 100 total tackles, including 26 that resulted in a loss of yardage, and 15 sacks during a 26-game run. He’s six-foot-two and 290 pounds, but with proper coaching, he could develop into a nice rotational option behind Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, and Hassan Ridgeway.