Consequently, the Eagles secondary struggled all season. Any team that loses its top four corners and a starting safety is going to. Now the team did pull it together for a late season run however some key decisions need to be made. Ronald Darby is a free agent. Furthermore, there have been questions about what to do with Sidney Jones. Long story short the Eagles secondary always has room for improvement. That improvement can start with the addition of Delaware safety Nasir Adderley
Dominating the FCS
Adderly attended Delaware of the FCS. Now it’s a small school but we all know the name Joe Flacco who is the most famous prospect the school has produced. Adderly certainly has the chance to make a big impact at the next level the same way Flacco has. A four year senior the Philly native did it all for the Fightin’ Blue Hens. During his career, he racked up 226 tackles 10 interceptions and a half sack. He also added a punt return for a touchdown. Furthermore, a ball hawk that flies across the field he would look great in midnight green.
Coaches and players really found out just how good Adderly was in 2016. He was named third-team All-CAA after racking up 49 tackles and two interceptions. In 2017 he stepped his game up to reach first-team All-CAA with 78 tackles and five interceptions. Finally, the 5’11 safety ended his career with a bang as he was named a second-team All-FCS All-American and first-t
The Eagles need this Philly native
The Delaware safety is the cousin of former All-Pro defensive back and three-time Super Bowl champion with the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers Herb Adderly. His Grandfather also played at Ohio State and later in the CFL. The Eagles love versatile defensive backs. For instance, Jalen Mills, Malcolm Jenkins and Rasul Douglas can play both positions. Adderly has experience at both safety and corner and has the size to be effective at both positions. The versatile safety seems to just find the ball and that’s exactly what the Eagles need on the back end.
Strong showing at the Senior Bowl
Adderley was a captain for the North Squad and finished the game with five tackles and this interception off Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson.
It capped a great weekend for the Delaware safety. In addition, Adderley was one of five players that the Eagles had a chance to interview during the week so he is definitely on their radar.
Three months until the draft
Adderley is viewed as one of the top defensive backs in this year’s draft. What impact would he make in Jim Schwartz scheme? Let us know below.
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