Let’s go ahead and slim this Philadelphia Eagles secondary down some.
In 2018, Tremon Smith made the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie Team but as a return ace. As strange as it sounds. That seems like it was five years ago. Smith’s natural position of cornerback hasn’t helped him achieve that same level of success. For his career, he’s got eight total tackles and a pass breakup on his resume. He’s got an uphill climb to make the roster.
Sometimes, it’s hard to remember that Trevor Williams is on this team, and that’s not a good thing. He’s been more productive than Tremon Smith (110 total tackles, 22 pass breakups, and three picks in 39 career games), but he’s got just as much as an uphill climb as Smith has if he’s to find his way onto the 53-man roster.
Craig James will forever be known for stepping in on a Thursday night game and breaking up that final pass from Aaron Rodgers, but one play alone does not a career make. He’ll be a victim of the numbers game for sure, and the Eagles may look at giving him the jumpstart on finding another team sooner rather than later. They just have guys that they like more.
Grayland Arnold might have been better suited to stay with the Baylor Bears for another season, but he decided he’d forego his redshirt senior season to enter the most recent NFL Draft. He probably didn’t see going undrafted as part of the plan, but here we are.
Seven rounds went by in the most recent selection meeting, and Arnold’s name wasn’t called. Now, he’s in danger of being released. Someone should have helped him think this out a little further. One thing that he has working for him is he’s the undrafted defensive back that Philly seems to be the highest on, but with so many familiar faces on the team that have more experience, he isn’t safe by any means.