Posted: May 5th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | Comments Off on KGH

The Eagles claimed Kamu Grugier-Hill off waivers in September of 2016. Here is what I wrote about him at the time.

Kamu Grugier-Hill is a really interesting player. He played LB in college, but I projected him to Safety in the NFL. I had him rated as a 4th round prospect. The Pats drafted him in the 6th round and decided to play him as a LB/STer. Grugier-Hill reportedly did a great job on STs this preseason. He is small at 6-2, 215, but is athletic, physical and tackles well. He was a great STer in college so he really understands the importance of that part of football.

Good thing the Eagles didn’t listen to me. KGH is definitely meant to be a LB and not a safety.

Coming into the 2018 season, KGH had a total of 10 career tackles. He was a very good STs player, but complete unknown on defense. Free agent Corey Nelson proved to be a complete bust so KGH finally got his shot on defense. And he played well.

He finished the year with 10 starts, 45 tackles, 5 TFLs, an INT, a FF, a sack and two pass break-ups. Beyond the numbers, KGH showed some real flashes.

The question now is whether KGH can take another big step forward. He has talent and experience this time around.

It would certainly help the Eagles a lot for KGH to take his game to the next level. It would mean a lot to him, since KGH is in a contract year. I’m excited to see if he can build off last year and be the Eagles #2 LB. He has the talent.

KGH will be pushed by Nate Gerry, L.J. Fort and the other young LBs on the roster.

The Eagles have not had a lot of luck with developing LBs. Something always seems to go wrong. Injuries derailed Jordan Hicks and Stewart Bradley. Scheme fit hurt Mychal Kendricks. Akeem Jordan, Omar Gaither, Moises Fokou and Jamar Chaney just weren’t talented enough.

I’m still not sure about Chris Gocong. He really did seem like everything Jim Johnson wanted in a 4-3 SAM.

While the Eagles didn’t draft Grugier-Hill, it would be great if he turned out to be a good starter and gave them some stability at LB.


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