4. Marlon Humphrey, cornerback, Alabama Crimson Tide
This may be a stretch, but there’s an outside chance that cornerback Marlon Humphrey, formerly of the Alabama Crimson Tide, could fall to the Eagles at pick 14. Now, we don’t believe it will happen, but if there’s a possibility, we’re in. Hey, stranger things have happened.
Philadelphia still has no idea who their starting corners are going to be next season. This draft will be littered with some talented guys who play the position, but the theory is Philly may take one early. If they can get their hands on one with Humphrey’s talent, there isn’t any sports fan alive who’s going to tell you that won’t be an excellent option.
We normally talk about excellent athletes who possess size and skill when we’re discussing ball carriers, but you can throw Humphrey in that category as well. He has height. He weighs in at about 197. You check out any tape on him, and you’ll see a guy who can be physical with big receivers and run with just about any receiver in the league.
That gets him the “thumbs up” heading into the first round of this year’s draft.