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2021 NFL Draft: JaCoby Stevens Selected 224th Overall by Philadelphia Eagles

Former Tiger safety will transition to linebacker for Philly

LSU vs Florida Photo by Gus Stark/Collegiate Images/Getty Images

The city of brotherly love is welcoming in a DBU alum.

The Philadelphia Eagles picked former Tiger safety JaCoby Stevens in the sixth round, 224th overall, on day three of the NFL Draft.

It’s believed Stevens will be moving from safety to linebacker for the Eagles. In the 2017 draft, Philadelphia took Nate Gerry, then a safety out of Nebraska, and moved him to safety. Stevens is built along the same line as Gerry.

Stevens was a leader on and off the field for LSU. He of course wore LSU’s famed No. 7 jersey given to the team’s playmaker, and off the field he was the university’s choice for the SEC’s 2020 Community Service team.

Stevens played in 42 games over four years with 30 starts. He leaves LSU with a career 190 tackles, 21.5 for loss, 9.5 sacks and 4 interceptions.

Stevens is the sixth former Tiger to hear his name called in the draft. Ja’Marr Chase was taken fifth overall by Cincinnati; Terrace Marshall was taken in the second round by Carolina last night; and today Stevens joined Jabril Cox (fourth round, Dallas), Tyler Shelvin (fourth round, Cincinnati), and Racey McMath (sixth round, Tennessee) as day three selections.