3 Eagles Draft Targets to Watch at the NFL Combine

After a disappointing 2023 season, the Philadelphia Eagles will look to retool some facets of the team in the 2024 NFL Draft. Here are three draft targets that the team should watch out for during the NFL combine.
Clemson linebacker Jeremiah Trotter Jr. (54) warms up before the ACC Championship football game
Clemson linebacker Jeremiah Trotter Jr. (54) warms up before the ACC Championship football game / Ken Ruinard / staff / USA TODAY NETWORK
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3. Tyler Nubin, SAF, Minnesota

A lot of Eagles fans weren’t happy with the safety position this season, as Kevin Byard did not look like the same player we saw in Tennessee. Reed Blankenship did his best to hold things down as the free safety, but he even has some limitations.

Rookie Sydney Brown had good moments this season, but no one knows what to expect from him in 2024 as he’s recovering from an ACL tear. Therefore, the Eagles might want to draft one this year, and Tyler Nubin is a name to watch out for.

Nubin was a ballhawk at the University of Minnesota, which is what you love to see from a playmaking safety these days. 

Antoine Winfield Jr., who also went to the Univ. of Minnesota, was a ball-hawking safety and has had a tremendous start to his NFL career. 

As for Nubin, he ended his four-year collegiate career with 13 interceptions (17th-most in Big Ten history). This season for the Golden Gophers, the 6-foot-2 safety recorded 53 total tackles, five interceptions (career-high), four pass deflections, a tackle for loss, and a sack.

However, do not let Nubin’s ball-hawking skills overshadow his willingness to come up in the run game and make a tackle. NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein compares Nubin to Marcus Williams, which is pretty good. Williams has been a solid starting safety throughout his career with the New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens.

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