Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Safety Nate Allen -- One of the biggest problems with the Eagles' defense last season was their inability to find an adequate replacement for Brian Dawkins. They tried Quintin Demps, Sean Jones and rookie Macho Harris and all of them struggled. Allen, who was taken with the fifth pick in the second round, is going to get an opportunity to win the starting job out of the gate. His cornerback-like coverage skills make him an ideal fit for the Eagles' scheme.
A closer look at the Eagles' draft picks: Round 2/37 -- Nate Allen, S, 6-0, 207, South Florida: The free safety position was a major problem for the Eagles last season as they used three different people to try to replace Brian Dawkins. None were adequate. The Eagles feel Allen can be a rookie starter alongside their other safety, Quintin Mikell. He isn't a big hitter, but has excellent cover skills, which is what the Eagles want from their safeties in their scheme. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Nate Allen News
11/05/14 - S Nate Allen, who missed last week's game with a hamstring injury, practiced Wednesday and is expected to play this week against Carolina. He was replaced last week by second-year man Earl Wolff.
10/29/14 - S Nate Allen didn't practice Wednesday. He is nursing a hamstring injury that he suffered late in Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals. It's too soon to determine whether he'll be able to play this week.
10/27/14 - S Nate Allen injured his hamstring during the game, but he isn't sure how bad it is. "I have to do some tests and stuff," he said. "I don't know exactly what I did to it. We'll see."
08/24/14 - S Nate Allen has beaten out Earl Wolff for one of the starting safety jobs. Malcolm Jenkins will be the team's other starter.
04/03/14 - S Nate Allen re-signed as an unrestricted with the Eagles March 17.