Philadelphia Eagles: 3 NFL Draft prospects worth keeping an eye on

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Tyrus Wheat would give the Philadelphia Eagles an aggressive edge.

Mississippi State Bulldogs edge defender Tyrus Wheat is a complete monster on the defensive side of the ball. He has an aggressive playing style that keeps opposing offenses nervous, but he does so with the football intelligence of a potential game-changer.

The six-foot-two, 265-pound presence has a versatile skill set. That could earn him playing time and have him playing with his hand in the dirt. Then again, he could be an off-the-ball defender that plays in space. He would be an immediate upgrade to the Philadelphia Eagles defense, one that could wind up being a star for years to come.

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It isn’t every day you find a player that can rush the passer on one play, and drop back into coverage the next. With that in mind, one of the biggest issues early on in the 2021 season has been the Eagle’s outside linebacker position.

The Louisiana product could be the perfect addition to a team looking to get bigger, faster, and stronger. Don’t forget that he plays with a swagger they haven’t had since the early 2000s.