3 potential free agent targets for Eagles from Vikings in 2020

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2. Mackensie Alexander

During the draft in 2016, the Vikings felt confident enough that Mackensie Alexander would develop into the cornerback they needed to keep the defense in great shape.

While this appeared to be the case at times over the years with the former Clemson star appearing in 55 games, it was somewhat frustrating to see Alexander only earn 10 starts over the last four seasons.

Of course, this factor doesn’t mean that Philadelphia should avoid Alexander during free agency if the interest were there since a fresh start on a team like the Eagles could help the cornerback elevate his game to new levels.

Looking at Philadelphia’s current situation, there’s no question the defense needs to make some sort of changes at the position, whether it happens to be through free agency or the draft in April.

Someone like Alexander isn’t going to solve all the issues the Eagles dealt with at cornerback in 2019, but at least it would help provide some necessary depth.

Plus, with some of the inconsistency surrounding the younger cornerbacks, Alexander could be in great position to compete for a starting job in Philadelphia, and help the defense continue to be one of the best in the league.