3 Second-day prospects Philadelphia Eagles should keep an eye on

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The back end of the Philadelphia Eagles defense has to be addressed.

Texas Longhorn defensive back Caden Sterns is a versatile weapon who can be placed in the backend of the defense. Blessed with good size (he’s six-foot-one and 207-pounds), underrated speed, and the ball-hawking potential NFL fans dream about, this hammer at the safety spot can be a star for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Watching Caden Sterns, defend both the running game and the passing game, is a thing of beauty. He seems to search for contact and loves to put his nose on the ball while setting the tone violently. He also has the range to play just about anywhere on the back end of a defense. He has natural cover skills and uses his savvy tools to bait opposing offenses.

The Texas product is as sure a tackler as you get, tallying over 100 tackles in his short college career (29 games). He has a leadership quality that will serve him well in the National Football League, and he could be a captain by year two. The Eagles front office would be wise to land Sterns on Day 2 if the chips fall appropriately. He’d be a true steal if they did.