Potential Eagles replacements for Rodney McLeod in 2022 NFL Draft

Rodney McLeod #23, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Kyle Hamilton #14, Philadelphia Eagles draft (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

The Eagles have some interesting safety options in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Time flies huh? Doesn’t it feel like New Year’s Eve was a week ago? It won’t be long before we’re hours away from the 2022 NFL Draft and asking ourselves questions about what the Philadelphia Eagles might do with the three selections they’ll have in the first round (or if they’ll trade one of them).

As of right now, there seems to be no reason to make said trade unless it leads to landing a franchise-altering quarterback because Philadelphia’s offseason questions extend far beyond who lines up behind center.

They have a lot of holes. There are needs all over the roster, and Philadelphia will have decisions to make about everyone scheduled to become a free agent, including one of their best players on defense, team captain Rodney McLeod.

As is the case with many of the Eagles’ other impending free agents, arguments can be made for keeping McLeod and moving on. No one should be surprised if he leaves or stays, but if both sides do move on, there’s a huge void at Philadephia’s safety position. Keep in mind the fact that Anthony Harris is at the end of his deal with the Eagles as well.

Thankfully, the Birds will have options in the NFL Draft if they look for help there. Kyle Hamilton appears to be the cream of the crop, but with Philadelphia selecting at 15,16, and 19, it seems doubtful that he’ll be available when the Birds are on the clock.

With that being said, there may be a need to look elsewhere. Here’s a ranking of the best safety options available once we get past Hamilton. Any of these guys would look great in an Eagles jersey.