Philadelphia Eagles seven-round NFL mock draft: February edition

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. Round 1, Patrick Surtain II. . player. 829. .

The Philadelphia Eagles need help covering these NFC East wideouts.

We know. We know. You want the Philadelphia Eagles to draft one of these big-name wideouts in (Devonta Smith, Ja’Marr Chase, or Jaylen Waddle), but the Eagles have a bigger issue to address.

Can you remember the last time the Eagles front office drafted a legitimate top-tier cornerback? Most can’t, so the pick here is Alabama Crimson Tide cornerback Patrick Surtain II.

Arguably one of the best all-around cornerbacks to come out of college since Jalen Ramsey. The six-foot-two, 200-pound cornerback is a true playmaker no matter how you look at it. While he may not have the greatest stats, one has to take note of why that’s the case. Quarterbacks just didn’t throw his way. A complete prospect, Surtain can flourish in both man and zone coverage.

The Philadelphia Eagles have been desperate to find star cornerbacks to play on the outside, and outside of Darius Slay, they’ve continued to strike out continuously. Adding a player like Surtain would potentially give the Eagles one of the best cornerback duos in all of the NFL. Everyone understands the desire for one of these star wideouts, but adding a player with Surtain’s skill set will go a long way in building a winning culture.