After a rollercoaster day-2, the Eagles kicked off round 4 of the NFL Draft by returning to ‘safe’ picks. The secondary was bolstered with pick 127, with Howie Roseman selecting K’Von Wallace, a Safety out of Clemson.
The 5’11, 199 lbs defensive back has been a menace in the Clemson secondary for years and emerged as a very versatile product in his senior year, registering a career-high 47 solo tackles, 3 TFL, 10 passes defensed, and 2 interceptions.
Here’s what our man Chris Infante wrote about him in a recent mock draft:
Wallace has been talked about as Isaiah Simmons-lite. A do-it-all player who did-it-all well. He projects as a nickel package player who can also be a special teams ace. Schwartz will absolutely love his versatility in his coverage packages and Wallace will be able to make an instant impact for Dave Fipp and his special teams unit.
He ran a 4.53 40 at the combine and had the fourth-best vertical among safeties at 38.0 inches.
The Eagles lost Malcolm Jenkins this offseason and although the acquisition of Will parks along with Rodney McLeod and Jalen Mills returning offset some of the need at the position, losing that absolute hybrid weapon appears to be a need that they believe Wallace could be groomed to fill.
This pick also correlates perfectly with versatile, rapid LB prospect Davion Taylor who was drafted in the third-round, adding even more versatile looks to the defense with a speedy upside.
The Eagles only met with two Safeties prior to the NFL Draft, with K’Von being one of them which at least shows an intent to pick a player they’ve done more than just due diligence.
The team are next on the clock at picks 145 & 146.
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