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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Brad Hawkins, Michigan. 4. player. 811. . .

Potential Eagles 2022 draft prospect Brad Hawkins

It may not have ended how the citizens of Ann Arbor hoped it would, but it was quite the ride for the Michigan Wolverines during the 2021-2022 college football season. Now, they have to prove that they’re up for the task again as they attempt to replace a ton of defensive starters and, possibly, their head coach.

The Maize and Blue has to replace everyone from Aidan Hutchinson and David Ojabo at the EDGE to Brad Hawkins in the defensive secondary. You can best believe the six-foot-one, 221-pound Hawkins will be one of the more sought-after prospects in the coming NFL Draft.

Like Yusuf Corker, Hawkins is one of the ten best safeties entering the NFL. Unlike Corker, Hawkins played in the Big Ten.

Some debate whether or not the football played in the Big Ten is on par with what we see in the Southeastern Conference. That tail kicking the Bulldogs gave the Wolverines in the semi-final round of the College Football Playoff would suggest that it isn’t. Still, after 178 total tackles, eight pass breakups, and two forced fumbles, Brad Hawkins has placed his name on a lot of NFL radars.

Might the Eagles be one of them? We won’t have to wait too much longer to find out if they’re interested.