Eagles draft S JaCoby Stevens at No. 224 overall
The Philadelphia Eagles have selected S Jacoby Stevens out of LSU at #224 overall. Stevens projects as a hybrid safety/gadget linebacker who excels at playing inside the box similarly to Malcolm Jenkins. He has a hard time matching up against top receivers but follows tight ends and running backs well. Stevens is best suited playing close to the line of scrimmage with his athletic traits but can play anywhere from the edge to singe-high.
Before the LSU defense regressed as a whole in 2020, Stevens had a productive 2019 campaign:
- 92 tackles (9 for loss)
- 5 sacks
- 3 INTs
- 6 passes deflected
Stevens is a do-it-all playmaker who should develop nicely, given that Jonathan Gannon allows him to find his niche in his scheme.