K’Von Wallace, Safety
K’Von Wallace is being floated around as a surprise cut, but at this point that’s such a common take that I won’t tell you it’s a surprise.
But whether it’s a surprise or not, it makes a lot of sense.
Starting a couple games a year is a pretty decent result for a former 4th-round pick, but his starting is more a testament to the Eagles’ lack of options than to anything Wallace has done.
He was bad as a rookie, earning a 51.7 overall grade from Pro Football Focus in 2020. A 56.1 in 2021 showed minimal progress, and a 58.4 in 2022 should really be the final straw.
I know PFF isn’t the be-all and end-all of player evaluation, but Philly’s offseason moves also seem to suggest that Eagles coaches didn’t grade him out especially well either.
Drafting Sydney Brown and signing Terrell Edmunds shored up the position, and Reed Blankenship showed a heck of a lot more promise than we’ve ever seen from Wallace at the position last year.
Earlier in his career, especially when the Eagles were very thin in the defensive backfield, it made sense to hold out hope on Wallace blooming into a viable option at safety. But that just hasn’t happened, and it’s not time to hold our breath any longer.