Philadelphia Eagles roster: Hidden gems to watch in 2021

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K'Von Wallace #42, Philadelphia Eagles
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Don’t forget about K’Von Wallace if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.

The theory was, when the Philadelphia Eagles took K’Von Wallace 127th-overall in Round 4 of the 2020 NFL Draft, that this young man sat on a thin line that separated an argument that they reached from another that said, they may have struck gold with one of the more underrated prospects of that year’s draft class.

One full calendar has come and gone since those arguments began, and no one seems to have any definite answers on which answer is correct. Wallace appeared in 15 games with three starts as a rook and notched 21 tackles and a fumble recovery that he jumped on while playing on special teams.

Heading into year two, we’ve done everything from asking ourselves if his selection was a mistake to blaming Jim Schwartz for the misuse of everyone that played on this team’s defense. Now, with Jonathan Gannon running things on that side of the ball, the hope is we’ll see some of that versatility that made Wallace a star with the Clemson Tigers.

He can help at the line in run support. He can play deep. He can play a little slot cornerback if need be, Don’t give up on K’Von Wallace yet. You might see a major leap by this young man in 2021 during his second season.