Why are we always talking about these Philadelphia Eagles cornerbacks?
At five-foot-ten and 187 pounds, there are some rumblings that undrafted cornerback Grayland Arnold could be a surprise addition. He joins a unit that walks into the preseason with ten guys listed as cornerbacks and another three listed as defensive backs.
In all likelihood, Darius Slay, Avonte Maddox, Rasul Douglas, Sidney Jones, Nickell Robey-Coleman, and Cre’Von LeBlanc will make the roster, but even though we’ve all been told that Jalen Mills will make the move to safety, he’s still listed on the team’s roster as a corner. Stay tuned. Grade: B-
If you haven’t gotten excited about Philly landing K’Von Wallace in the draft yet, rest assured of the fact that he’s a baller and, if coached properly, he could be special for years to come. We mentioned Mills already. You’ll see him play a hybrid role. Rodney Mcleod is one of the few Eagles on this team that no one can spend a ton of time complaining about.
If this Eagles defense rattles a few cages and does so consistently, don’t be surprised if the last level of defense is one of the major reasons why that’s the case. Don’t ignore that Will Parks pickup either. He may be one of the offseason’s most underrated signings Grade: B
There’s no nice way of saying this. No matter how much research you put into it, finding a real reason for why Nate Sudfeld is on the roster is next to impossible. Jalen Hurts is one of the best rookie quarterbacks entering the league, but he’s third-string and inexperienced.
Carson Wentz is one of the game’s best young quarterbacks, but if he gets hurt again (something history has shown us is a very real possibility, this team isn’t going anywhere with Sudfeld under center. For that reason, this unit is barely holding on to a top-five ranking when compared to the other units on this roster. Grade: B