The Philadelphia Eagles would be lucky to land this Alabama product.
With the sixth pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select cornerback Patrick Surtain II from the Alabama Crimson Tide. If Surtain is available at the six, Howie Roseman better sprint to the podium and snatch the rising star.
At six-foot-two and 205 pounds, Patrick Surtain II has all the tools and the natural ability to be a shutdown corner for the Philadelphia Eagles. He has quick hips, a quick-twitch in coverage, disciplined eyes when diagnosing an offense, and the intelligence coaches covet in a defensive back.
Surtain has the skill set to take a team’s best offensive weapon away and the physical nature to be a damaging force against the running game. Surtain would be a huge upgrade to the Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive unit which has struggled against the pass for quite some time.
Adding Patrick Surtain II to team up with Darius Slay would give the Eagles defense a terrorizing duo of corners. Philly’s been in need of that for a long time.