Oct 26, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin (22) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Eagles 24-20. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
It’s clear that Kelly and the Eagles have begun to value size on the defensive side of the ball. Although he’s one hell of a player, cornerback Brandon Boykin just doesn’t fit the mold the team looks for.
Although the team is saying Boykin will get a chance to start at cornerback on the outside, I highly doubt it. If that’s the case, why wasn’t he given a shot to beat out such mediocre players like Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher? It doesn’t make sense. Based on the prospects the Eagles been focusing on during the pre-draft process, there are certain measurables they are looking for in a defensive back, Boykin doesn’t meet those requirements.
Boykin could be of more value to a team that will actually play him on the outside, which certainly isn’t the case in Philadelphia. If the team can draft a top prospect at the position, expect Boykin to be moved for a day two or early day three pick during the draft.
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