Could Rasul Douglas be a future Philadelphia Eagles safety?

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While the Eagles drafted Rasul Douglas in the third round to eventually develop into a starting outside cornerback, things certainly have changed at the position.

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The trade for Ronald Darby has given the potential for depth at corner for perhaps a decade.

With two reliable starting safeties already entrenched in the lineup with Rodney McLeod and Malcolm Jenkins, Douglas would see more playing time at corner in year one.

However, both McLeod (27 years old) and Jenkins (29 years old) are reaching the tail end of their prime while Douglas is just scratching the surface as a rookie.

If all goes according to plan, Darby and a healthy Jones turn into a lockdown combination, and Jalen Mills transitions well into the slot, the Eagles will have the ability to move Douglas wherever they’d like.

And with no young safety prospects on the roster, the Eagles could look to make Douglas one of the safeties that grow with this young secondary.