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Safety Earl Wolff to Eagles in 5th round

4/27/2013

The Philadelphia Eagles waited until the fifth round of the NFL draft to address their biggest need on defense. But this is a year in which you can wait on safety, and North Carolina State's Earl Wolff is a guy the Eagles can feel good about snagging with the 136th overall pick.

Wolff is known as a tough and very intelligent player who was productive enough in college that he was an All-ACC first-teamer at safety last year. The Eagles signed Patrick Chung and former Giant Kenny Phillips at safety this offseason and still have Nate Allen and Kurt Coleman. But the latter two have been disappointments as starters, Phillips comes with injury questions and Chung isn't enough of a sure thing. It's entirely possible that Wolff starts soon in Philadelphia if he plays as well this offseason as he did at NC State.