Will Parks and the other underrated offseason pickups in the NFC East

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Will Parks, NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles
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Philadelphia Eagles

2019 team: Broncos. Will Parks. 54. Pick Analysis. DB. 28. player. Scouting Report

We start with the Philadelphia Eagles, the division champions in the NFC East, and one of the more loaded overall rosters in the NFL right now.

When the Philadelphia Eagles let safety Malcolm Jenkins hit the free agent market, they risked losing a player who played nearly 100 percent of the defensive snaps for them last season, and a longtime veteran player who has been a source of stability for the past six seasons, not missing a single game.

Those are big shoes for Will Parks to fill, but the former sixth-round pick of the Denver Broncos is ready for a new challenge.

After four years with the Broncos, Parks signed just a one-year, $1.5 million deal to play for his hometown Philadelphia Eagles, and he showed with Vic Fangio this past season in Denver that he’s ready for any role Jim Schwartz is going to ask him to play.

Parks played a little bit of safety for the Broncos — both as a deep free safety as well as a box safety — along with dime linebacker and even some nickel cornerback down the stretch of the 2019 season.

Parks has tremendous versatility, and he’s grown a lot as a playmaker.

There’s no question that Parks is hoping to become a more full-time player with the Eagles after spending some time in and out of the starting lineup for the Denver Broncos. He has a chance to have that expanded role with the Eagles and hopefully earn a second contract there.

The Eagles got Parks for pennies on the dollar and even with a somewhat modest resumé leading up to 2020 free agency, there’s no question he was a steal and will prove that on the field.