10 best draft candidates for Eagles at No. 21 in 2020 following free agency

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C.J. Henderson. player. Pick Analysis. LSU. 10. 54. Scouting Report. Cornerback

As mentioned before, Philadelphia was in desperate need of help at the cornerback position a few weeks ago before acquiring Slay and signing Robey-Coleman, meaning the defense will be in better shape leading up to the draft.

But since there is still some uncertainty at the position due to certain individuals such as Sidney Jones and Avonte Maddox, the Eagles could benefit in a big way from bringing on some extra competition.

Plus, since there are no guarantees that Jones or Maddox have what it takes to be the long-term answer as the No. 2 cornerback, Philadelphia needs to keep an open mind entering the draft to make sure they don’t hold themselves back from continuing to be a top NFC contender.

Depending on if C.J. Henderson still happens to be on the board at No. 21, this is one direction the Eagles could take since the Florida product is considered to be a first-round prospect for a reason, and could provide the competition Philadelphia is looking for.

Henderson’s tackling will be need one of the areas that needs to improve at the NFL level, but at least he makes up for it in other areas, whether it happens to be quickness or technique.