Best Eagles 2nd-round safety options if Kyle Hamilton isn’t an option

Kyle Hamilton #14, Eagles draft (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
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Nick Cross #3, Maryland Terrapins (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images) /

. . . Nick Cross, Maryland. 3. player. 824

Nick Cross and Jaquan Brisker could be slam-dunk selections for the Eagles on Day 2.

There is nothing not to like about Nick Cross. He can thump with the best of them. He’s smart. There are no questions about character or football IQ, and even though he’s six-foot-tall and tips the scales at 212 pounds, he won’t be bested by many men in a foot race.

Running a 4.34-second 40-yard dash is impressive regardless of who does it. Doing so with this young man’s body type is bordering on astonishing, making him one of the true ‘freaks of nature’ in this draft at any position.

. . Jaquan Brisker, Penn State. 2. player. 806.

Former Penn State Nittany Lions standout Jaquan Brisker can play in the box or play the deep middle of the field. That’s something the Eagles and their fans will like. They’ll also fall in love with him immediately because of his speed, football IQ, and willingness to mix things up and play physically.

Here’s what the Eagles and their fans won’t like. Because of said desire to play physically, Brisker has gotten hurt from time to time. All things considered, he’s visited a few NFL squads, which means they’ve no doubt allowed their doctors to check him out. With there being no news of him being dropped from anyone’s board, we can assume he’s good to go.

The stat line is encouraging, despite spending a considerable amount of time on the trainer’s table, he appeared in 13 games during the 2019 season and 12 games in 2021. He’s definitely worth a look if Philly looks to satisfy their need for a safety in Round 2.