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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Isaiah Pola-Mao #21, USC Trojans (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

808. . . . Isaiah Pola-Mao, USC. 3. player

Potential Eagles 2022 draft prospect Isaiah Pola-Mao

Throughout his career, Yusuf Corker proved that he had a nose for the football and could force a few turnovers. You wonder how he’ll fare versus fleet-footed receivers in space or big tight ends that can catch and run at the professional level, however.

Brad Hawkins is a sure tackler for the most part, but he hasn’t ever proven to be the guy that can force turnovers with any consistency, and let’s face it. There’s certainly more to playing in the NFL than that, but every team loves seeing that component from the guys that provide the last line of defense.

Hawkins isn’t a ball-hawk. That’s been evidenced by the fact that, in 42 career games at the collegiate level that span five NCAA seasons, he’s never hauled in an interception.

In Isaiah Pola-Mao, any team that acquires him gets the best of both worlds. He didn’t rack a single interception in his final season with the USC Trojans, but he has five for his 32 game career to go along with the 178 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and eight pass breakups.

Write his name down, and circle it.  You’re going to hear it with more frequency as we move through February, through March, and into April.