Philadelphia Eagles: 7-Round 2020 mock draft following Divisional Round

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Round 1: Alabama CB Trevon Diggs

To say cornerback was one of the major concerns surrounding the Eagles throughout the 2019 would be a huge understatement since the group was one of the most inconsistent units in the NFL.

Between Darby struggling at times after dealing with injuries for a third year in a row on top of younger players such as Sidney Jones and Avonte Maddox still being works in progress, if Philadelphia were to focus on cornerback early in the draft, no one would be surprised.

The good news for the Eagles is if the team leans towards using the No. 21 pick on a cornerback, there will be plenty of great options to choose from since there are numerous players at the position worthy of a first-round selection.

Without question, the best decision Alabama‘s Trevon Diggs could have made for his football career is make the switch from wide receiver to cornerback since it could result in the defender hearing his name called on the first night of the draft.

Diggs’ tackling skills certainly need improvement once he gets to the NFL, but he does make up for it in other areas such as his ability in man coverage.

When looking at all of the great wide receivers currently in the NFC, using this selection on Diggs could be a great investment for Philadelphia’s defense.

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