Philadelphia once had one of the more dominating secondaries in the NFL, but age, along with roster moves has left this unit in need of an upgrade.
The top names should be off the board, which means the Eagles would give Quincy Wilson out of Florida a long look. Wilson would give the Eagles a shutdown presence in the secondary, which will lead to more forced turnovers, and give Philadelphia a chance to compete in the NFC East.
Wilson is one of the best coverage corners in the draft. He may never lead the league in picks, but the same can't be said for pass defelections. Also, he is strong for a corner, and doesn't shy from fighting for the pick if a pass is thrown his way.
Wilson's a good tackler for a cornerback. He gets around blocks to provide a force against opposing ground games. His concentration is a concern, as is the fact he may not have the top end speed needed to cover the faster starting receivers at the next level.
There remains a chance that Delvin Cook might still be available. If so, expect the Eagles to run to the podium, and complete a dynamic backfield. Cook would help open the field for the passing game, a feature Carson Wentz would enjoy, as it would also help keep opposing defenses honest with their blitz packages.
Cook is fast off the snap, makes smart reads to locate the best running lanes, doesn't absorb contact well, but he doesnt shy away from it. Cook also can be a feaure out of the background on passing downs. Philadelphia will have to find a 1WR either in this draft, free agency, or via trade.
Philadelphia has a good group of capable receivers, but they lack a true 1WR on offense. This draft is weaker than past drafts at the position, but any of the top three in the first round could be legitimate game changers.
The prospects the Eagles will give a long look at are Corey Davis out of Western Michigan, and John Ross out of Washington. Davis is climbing quickly up my draft rankings, and is now a legitimate top 15 prospect.
Davis is strong, has a big frame for a receiver, has good speed, good footwork off the snap, and he may have the best hands in the draft. At 6'3 205 lbs., Davis will garner plenty if attention with this pick. The same can be said for John Ross, except Ross is a bit undersized for a potential 1WR. He's only 5'11 196 lbs., but that's the only concern scohts have entering the draft.
If you were the GM of the Philadelphia Eagles, who would you draft?
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