Eagles need to avoid these draft prospects at all costs after 2024 NFL Combine

It always seems unlikely that the Eagles will draft a safety in Round 1, but we're on board with that theory this time around.

Kamren Kinchens, Philadelphia Eagles
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The argument for avoiding Kamren Kinchens

Now, again, Philly probably isn't taking a safety in Round 1, so maybe we're spinning our wheels for no reason. However, there's also this sense that, if there were ever a time for the Eagles to splurge, this would be the year to do so.

Many viewed Kinchens as the best safety in this year's draft class. He was outstanding during his final NCAA season with the Miami Hurricanes. He missed time with a head/neck injury but returned and demonstrated first-round talent.

He racked up 59 tackles, six interceptions, and five pass breakups. The theory was he needed to run well in Indy. he did not. Now, there are theories that he could be selected as high as Round 1 or as low as the third round.

NFL Draft Buzz gives him a grade of 85 out of 100, but they also mentioned that opposing quarterbacks notch a passer rating of 110.7 when targeting him. He also earned a tackling grade of 59%. That may not work in Vic Fangio's scheme.

While Kinchens is talented and destined for a good NFL career. But, the Birds would be better suited to explore other players who have distanced themselves from their peers.