With the 127th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected S K’Von Wallace, Clemson. The Eagles used the first of three 4th rounders to potentially fill a major gap in the secondary. After losing Malcolm Jenkins to free agency, the Eagles have limited options at a key position in the secondary. The addition of K’Von Wallace immediately adds depth to a scarce position on the depth chart.
At 5’11 and 205lbs, Wallace has the versatility of a hybrid safety useful in a variety of scenarios. Wallace may be undersized, but his work effort and ability to transition mid-play to engage ball carriers from coverage allow him to excel at tackling. He will need to develop skills that enable him to be more productive in coverage, especially man defense. However, his instinct to stop players in their tracks provide the Eagles with great support on special teams as well as the secondary. Expect Wallace to develop under McLeod and Mills. He will still see time as a special teamer as he grows into a potential long term replacement for Malcolm Jenkins. Overall, this is a solid pick that will immediately make the safety position more secure for the 2020 season.