Philadelphia Eagles: Ideal picks for the first four rounds of the draft
The cornerback position is arguably the Philadelphia Eagles’ largest hole.
Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Patrick Surtain II is the ideal corner, blessed with great size (six-foot-two 205-pounds) and the athletic ability to be a star. Arguably the best cornerback prospect since Jalen Ramsey, the former Crimson Tide product is a potential shutdown corner.
He is a disciplined prospect with the willingness to mix it up in the running game. He’s also able to travel with the best offensive weapon on each opposing team the Eagles face.
Imagining the cornerback in duet with Darius Slay would give Philadelphia Eagles fans sweet dreams at night. The combination of those two could lead to arguably the best passing defense in the National Football League, something that could go a long way in a successful year.
The Alabama product has all the talent to be the top selection on the backend of this Eagles defense. Add his ability to attack the running game and play special teams, and Surtain could be a heck of a value selection with the 12th pick. The front office needs to add talent to this defense if they want to compete again anytime in the near future.