2. Sidney Jones won’t get written off just yet
Two years ago, the Eagles took a big risk by spending a second-round pick on an injured cornerback who tore his Achilles about a month before the draft. Why did they do that exactly? Well, the simple fact was Sidney Jones was viewed as a top-ten prospect, who fell because he wouldn’t play during his rookie season. The Eagles saw Jones available as the best player on their board and they took a chance. He missed pretty much all of year one, then ended up losing a good chunk of year two due to hamstring issues he suffered early on in the season.
Much of the Eagles’ fan base had already written off Jones. During his first year as a starter, he was placed in the slot and did reasonably well, despite what a lot of folks think. Unfortunately, Jones couldn’t shake the nagging hamstring injury, which caused him to be sidelined for a while. Many are ready to move on from Jones, but the Eagles are still very high on him.
As the Eagles viewed 2018 as Jones rookie season, they believe that he was solid when healthy. Now, he just has to prove he can stay consistent in 2019. To add to the defensive back conversation, Douglas and Roseman also made it clear that the Eagles are quite satisfied with who they have on board. Not only did they re-sign Ronald Darby but there’s also a handful of guys on rookie deals with starting potential, including Jones. The cornerback position will be a battle worth watching this summer.