Philadelphia Eagles 2022 draft prospects: Defensive back Latavious Brini

Latavious Brini (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
Latavious Brini (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

Despite it only being Week 1 of the NFL season. It is never too early to look ahead at the coming NFL Draft. The Philadelphia Eagles front office needs to keep at least one eye on this year’s crop of draft prospects. While the Birds gear up to take on the Atlanta Falcons, general manager Howie Roseman should already have his mind on the future of this team.

We get it. Seriously we do. We haven’t even gotten to the regular season yet, and here we are looking for possible 2022 NFL Draft talent. Hey, why shouldn’t we?

The Philadelphia Eagles have had a whirlwind of an offseason, and they seem to be heading in the right direction. Being prepared for next year’s draft is a part of being a successful team. Keeping that in mind, we should set our eyes on one of college football’s most hidden gems.

The Philadelphia Eagles could find another star in the SEC.

University of Georgia defensive back Latavious Brini is a versatile weapon, one that’s capable of playing in a multitude of ways, including special teams, Brini has the tools and skillset defensive coordinators salivate over in the National Football League. Watching his film from game one of the season, the Georgia product was hard to miss.

He’s blessed with great size (he’s six-foot-two and 210 pounds), disciplined eyes, and great athletic makeup. The Georgia Bulldog has all the makings of a star at the next level.

Playing in the SEC makes it easy for him to be overlooked with so many great players walking around as this could be the most stacked conference in all of college football, but after flashing in their final game of the 2020 season and after standing out versus the Clemson Tigers in Week 1, this is one defensive back that may not be a secret anymore.

How about a scouting take Philadelphia Eagles fans can get behind?

Our staff at ITI had the chance to speak with a scouting source and ask him his take on the Georgia prospect. While he asked not to be named he did have this to say:

You can see why it’s so hard to be a star in this Georgia defense. Really, they are stacked like most years. I am not saying Latavious is the best defender on the team, but he is a guy that will play on Sundays. More than that he will be a guy who can be a difference-maker for a team. He reminds me a bit of Malcolm Jenkins, which I know Philadelphia Eagles fans remember fondly. He can be a versatile guy like that in the NFL.

The Eagles front office had a pretty good offseason given the circumstances. There was a lot of movement, but no matter how good (or bad) this season winds up being, the Birds need to keep an eye on the coming draft. Adding a talent like Latavious Brini could give the Eagles defense a weapon that could be a real game-changer. Do yourself a favor and watch the film on the defensive back.