With the recent additions to the cornerback position this offseason, who will the Philadelphia Eagles keep for depth and who could be looking for a new job?
Despite already addressing the most pressing need on the roster this offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles still have some tough decisions to make at the cornerback position.
Shortly after the new league year officially got underway back in March, general manager Howie Roseman added a bona fide star in Darius Slay along with another man nicknamed the ‘slot god’ in Nickell Robey-Coleman.
Both players are expected to be in a hybrid role playing at different spots on the field, and with the versatility of the secondary, that could reduce the need to keep extra cornerbacks.
Sooner or later, the Eagles front office will need to decide which players will make the cut at the back end of the depth chart and who will be packing their bags for the 2020 season.
As we have seen in recent years, any player could go down with an injury and the backups need to be ready to go at a moment’s notice.
Certain players like Cre’Von LeBlanc have been key stepping in and making plays right away at cornerback when needed for the Eagles, but there is still a need for improvement.
As of right now, Slay is expected to step right in as the top cornerback and follow the top-receiving threat on the other side of the football each game. Robey-Coleman is expected to compete with LeBlanc for the job at nickel cornerback, and both of them will likely get reps in dime formation.
Opposite Slay for the No. 2 job at cornerback, Avonte Maddox is expected to get the nod, which likely leaves just one or two spots left for the remaining roster spots at the position.
To help give Eagles fans a better idea of what to possibly expect, let’s take a look at the case for each cornerback on the roster at the moment, and who has the best chance of making the cut down the road.