Who starts with Slay and where do these other Philadelphia Eagles prospects fall?
The Eagles’ cornerback competition is less about who makes the squad and more about who starts, how much everyone plays, and whether or not they’ve developed to a satisfactory level.
Darius Slay, the star of this group was added via trade during the free-agency period on March 20th. Then, Philly signed him to a three-year deal a day later. The guy who figures to be the Eagles’ starting slot corner, Nickell Robey-Coleman, was signed to a one-year deal on March 31st.
Cre’Von LeBlanc signed a one-year extension on September 2nd of last season. Avonte Maddox has two years remaining on his rookie deal. Sidney Jones is in a contract year. Mike Kaye reported that Rasul Douglas agreed to a restructure at the beginning of May.
It appears that the Eagles know who they’re keeping and that Craig James, Tremon Smith, and Trevor Williams have no shot of making this roster, but no one knows for sure. The undrafted guys, Prince Smith, Grayland Arnold, Michael Jacquet, and Elijah Riley are also on the roster. Can one of these guys leapfrog any of the guys that we expect to make the team and turn some heads?
It’s going to be fun to watch them try.