The player forever linked in Philly to the legacy of quarterback Donovan McNabb now has a name. (Well, he already had a name. We just now know what it is.)
It’s South Florida safety Nate Allen.
The Eagles traded up in round one, and it was believed they’d pick safety Earl Thomas. Instead, they took defensive end Brandon Graham and waited until round two to try to file the hole created in 2009 when Brian Dawkins bolted for Denver.
Allen also could play corner, and possibly will start his career in the nickel or dime package.