After releasing Mychal Kendricks, the Eagles are in an interesting spot when it comes to finding their next starting outside linebacker. While Corey Nelson will attract a lot of attention and there’s always a possibility that the team sign someone new, there’s one player YOU need to know about…
Drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2016 Draft, he would eventually be cut during the team’s final roster decisions that year, leading the Eagles to pick him up and take a chance on the former collegiate Safety.
Playing just one defensive snap in his rookie year, ‘KGH’ made his presence felt on special teams, playing in 42% of snaps. It was in 2017 however that saw his impact soar through the ceiling. Playing in a whopping 75.2% of snaps, Grugier-Hill led the Eagles in special teams tackles (and even made a special appearance as an emergency kicker) and saw a total of 85 snaps on defense, registering 22 tackles in the process. He was also named a Pro Bowl alternate. The development speaks for itself, with the linebacker continuing to improve and find new ways to contribute. While his stunning form on special teams may have flown under the radar for many, it didn’t get past Howie Roseman.
“When we look at Kamu, we think he has a chance to be not only one of the better special-teams players on our team, but in the league.” The Eagles GM said after making the final roster decisions last season.”
After the release of Mychal Kendricks, Kamu Grugier-Hill looked set to at least see an increase in defensive action. Then, Dave Spadaro released a report citing that he’s actually the leading candidate to take over the recently vacated ‘WILL’ spot. After breaking down his sophomore season tape, it’s safe to say that he has every chance of earning those stripes and becoming a starter next season.
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