The Philadelphia Eagles still haven’t solved the riddle of who starts opposite of Darius Slay, but there will be some midround options in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Let’s do a quick roll call. There’s the newly-acquired Darius Slay and Nickell Robey-Coleman. There’s Avonte Maddox, Cre’Von LeBlanc, and Sidney Jones. There’s also Rasul Douglas and Craig James. That’s what the Philadelphia Eagles have at cornerback heading into the 2020 NFL Draft if the plan is, indeed, to move Jalen Mills to the strong safety spot in place of the departed Malcolm Jenkins.
Having Slay in the fold should help you sleep better at night if you’re a “Birds” fan, but if you’re concerned that there’s no clear plan for figuring out who the guy should be on the other side of the defensive formation, don’t second-guess yourself. No one has the answer to what this Eagles team is planning.
Fortunately, there will be some options in the upcoming selection meeting. For those of us who care more about what Philly is doing, many believe the plan is this. The Eagles will select a wide receiver and maybe address some other needs early, but with three selections in the fourth round, that may be where you see the “Birds” call a cover guy’s name.
If they don’t do so then, they could take a chance on one in Round 5 (pick 168) or Round 6 (pick 190).
Quite a few prospects that figure to be around at that time have been identified regularly. Let’s count down five of what may be the lesser-known that could tickle Philly’s fancy and pay immediate dividends. Might one sneak into the starting role for the Eagles in 2020? Here’s a countdown of the guys with the best chance to do so and five very honorable mentions.