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I never thought I would actually be saying this but the Philadelphia Eagles have accumulated some nice depth at the corner position. Corner has been a position of absolute horror for the team in the past. Gone are the likes of Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher who were just consistently horrid. The Eagles made giving the corner position a makeover a top priority this offseason and the team has done a good job of doing just that.
The Philadelphia Eagles signed the best corner in free agency in Byron Maxwell to a huge contract and is expected to be the number one corner. Maxwell can be an elite corner, something the team hasn’t had in a very long time. Philly also spent half their draft on corners. Second round pick Eric Rowe adds depth and versatility and has the tools to be a very good press man corner. Sixth round picks JaCorey Shepherd and Randall Evans also bring depth and have played well during OTAs and mini camp.
With all the new faces at the position, you can’t forget about some of the old faces, Brandon Boykin and Nolan Carroll are good players. Boykin gets pigeonholed to being a slot corner, but the man can flat out play football and has been the teams best corner for the past two seasons. Nolan Carroll has gotten starter reps so far during OTAs and mini camp and looks to be the front runner to start opposite Maxwell. Carroll has been talked about by coaches and teammates all summer as a player that has improved the most. The Eagles finally have some nice options at the corner position.
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