3. Eagles in better shape at cornerback with Slay
Along with wide receiver, cornerback was another position of concern for Philadelphia throughout the 2019 season due to injuries with certain players on top of inconsistent play in general.
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Without question, the Eagles made the right decision to move on from Ronald Darby this offseason after three seasons since the veteran dealt with some sort of injury each year.
And when seeing how Philadelphia eventually landed Darius Slay through a trade with the Detroit Lions before agreeing to an extension, it made moving on from Darby even easier for the Eagles.
For a cornerback coming off Pro Bowl honors for a third year in a row, the addition of Darby should work wonders for Philadelphia’s defense as the new No. 1 cornerback moving forward.
Not to mention, with Slay now part of the picture, the Eagles aren’t facing as much pressure to address the cornerback position in the upcoming draft since there was plenty of early speculation their first pick could be used on the position.
If Philadelphia had to choose right now over which position would be more important at No. 21, the case can be made the answer is wide receiver as a result of the Slay trade.
Plus, with plenty of other solid cornerbacks expected to be available after Day 1, the Eagles can always add another one later on to help compete for that No. 2 job.