Philadelphia Eagles: Senior Bowl only 7-Round 2019 mock draft

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If you’re looking for a small school riser who could hear his name called on Day 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft, Nasir Adderley is the name to watch.

This kid does it all; he’s fast, he can hit, he can cover, and most importantly, he can play either safety position, and potentially a little subpackage linebacker; a role the Philadelphia Eagles have been looking to fill for years.

Oh yeah, and he’s from Philly, so you know he’s tough.

Measuring in at 5-foot-11, 200 pounds, Adderley joined the Delaware Blue Hens as a two-star recruit, but quietly become the best player on the FCS stalwarts maybe since Joe Flacco.

Initially starting out his career as a cornerback, Adderley transitioned to safety as a junior, and put together a pair of near-legendary campaigns in 2017and 2018; picking off eight passes in 19 games for the Blue Hens.

Adderley’s ball skills were on full display at the Senior Bowl as well, as he picked off Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson like the ball was thrown his way.

But that’s just Adderley’s play style: He’s a straight up ball hawk.

The Philadelphia Eagles could seriously use a ball hawk.

As fans in the 215 already know, the Birds deploy a third safety about a third of the time, and were forced to use the less than ideal trio of Corey Graham (who may not return next season), Avonte Maddox (who’s really a cornerback) and Tre Sullivan to help fill the void when Rodney McLeod went down with a season-ending injury back in September.

If the Eagles were to select Adderley, a player they spoke to at the Senior Bowl, they would instantly procure their best safety prospect in years, and finally, give the team a suitable heir for when either McLeod or Malcolm Jenkins is no longer donning a midnight green jersey.

He even made his own highlight reel on YouTube. You can’t knock that dedication.

Player comp: Corey Joseph