Often-frustrating Eagles who may be finally turning the corner

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K'Von Wallace, safety

When the Philadelphia Eagles drafted K'Von Wallace 127th overall during Round 4 of the 2020 NFL Draft, most of us had a similar theory, or fantasy, or both. The hope was he'd be a Swiss Army knife of sorts, that he'd display some of the versatility at the professional level that we saw from him during his time with the Clemson Tigers.

Unfortunately, that has happened yet, and here's what's worse. We aren't certain that we'll ever see that happen.

The 2023 NFL season will be K'Von's fourth in the NFL. He has made plays from time to time. He has helped out on special teams, but here's the ugly truth as it relates to the guy in the Number 42 jersey. The Eagles organization says they love him. Honestly, we believe that statement to be accurate, but here's where things get tricky. They always seem to be searching for a better safety.

Just last year alone, Philly added Jaquiski Tartt in June, cut him, and added C.J. Gardner-Johnson just days before the 2022 NFL season. They also traded J.J. Arcega-Whiteside for Ugo Amadi before trading Ugo and a seventh-round draft choice to the Tennessee Titans in exchange for a sixth-round draft choice. This past offseason, Justin Evans and Terrell Eduinds were signed, and Philly drafted Sydney Brown.

K'Von has gotten a lot of work with the starting defense during training camp. Don't read too much into that. It could mean nothing. It could mean everything.

So far, the former Tiger hasn't done anything to make anyone feel like he can't serve this team in some capacity, but there's a lot of football to be played. Keep your eyes on him as we move through the preseason. If he plays well, we could be on to something.