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Eagles secondary lands on list of 10-most improved units after the 2020 NFL Draft and free agency


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Eagles secondary lands on list of 10-most improved units after the 2020 NFL Draft and free agency

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Howie Roseman made it clear after the Eagles were eliminated from the playoffs that he was tired of "seeing balls” going over his player’s heads leading to big plays for the opposition.

Roseman let Ronald Darby walk in free agency, then acquired Darius Slay from the Detroit Lions via trade. The Eagles general manager then re-signed Rodney McLeod and Jalen Mills, switching the former cornerback to safety.

Roseman went on to sign Nickell Robey-Coleman and Will Parks in free agency as well, before targeting former Clemson All-American safety K’Von Wallace via the draft.

The changes have been impressive and they landed the Eagles on Pro Football Focus’s list of the most improved units in football post-draft and free agency.

Somehow defensive back K’Von Wallace managed to fall right in their laps at the 127th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft — 67 spots lower than we had him on our big board. With his physicality, instincts and quicks, Wallace is a versatile player and can be trusted in the box or in the slot. He was consistently reliable in coverage at Clemson, but he took a huge step forward in 2019, logging an 89.7 coverage grade and combining for 10 pass breakups and interceptions.

The most obvious addition is Slay by far and last season during one of his worst as a professional, the former Lions star still only allowed under 60 yards receiving in 10 of his 14 games played.

Robey-Coleman and Will Parks are aggressive players who’ll change the outcome of a lot of third-down conversions the opposition would usually convert.

This retooled secondary will need to show up big against the Cowboys Juggernaut of a passing game and the Redskins improving offense.


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It's been a major overhaul and it's been upgraded but let's be honest that's not really hard. The secondary has been awful and so any moves really were going to be positive. But I'll believe it's much improved when I see it. 

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