Philadelphia Eagles draft prospects: Cornerback Deommodore Lenoir

Deommodore Lenoir Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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University of Oregon’s cornerback Deommodore Lenoir is arguably the most underrated defensive back in the 2021 NFL Draft. Blessed with amazing vision and raw athletic talent, the Philadelphia Eagles have a guy that they need to add to their stable of defensive backs. This is a truly versatile prospect that has the football IQ to be a star in the National Football League.

He’s five-foot-eleven and 195-pounds, so no, the Oregon product isn’t the biggest defensive back. He still plays with the tenacity of a bulldog though.

A naturally aggressive player, Lenoir, loves the opportunity to play man coverage while challenging opposing wide receivers. He can be used in zone coverage as well, and he also has the speed to respond to the quickest of routes. That allows him to create contact anytime the football is close to him.

The Philadelphia Eagles need to add talented prospects to their pass defense.

Philly’s leading man, Howie Roseman did a good job in trading for Darius Slay in 2020, but moving forward, he will need to land additional prospects who can boost the talent level of the guys playing in the secondary.

The Eagles have a ton of draft capital to use in the draft (11-picks), so it wouldn’t be too farfetched to see them use multiple picks to find cover guys.

If the front office has the opportunity to add a talent like the Oregon product, it could go a long way in patching up the secondary. With his smooth hip movement and ability to quickly diagnose an offense’s game plan, Lenoir could be the perfect addition to this Philadelphia Eagles defense.

Here’s a scouting take that will interest Philadelphia Eagles fans.

We at ITI sat down with a scouting source and asked him his take on the defensive back from Oregon. While he did not want to be named he did have this to say:

When I think of Lenoir, I think scrappy. In a normal year, he would probably be thought of as a day two pick. He has that kind of talent, really. Versatile and scrappy, this kid can do a lot and has a nose for the ball. I think since we are talking Philadelphia Eagles, he would be a great fit. He may not be a popular name but it wouldn’t take long for him to be. The kid can flat-out play.

The Philadelphia Eagles need to land talented cornerbacks this year. Adding a player like Deommodore Lenoir could give them a solid addition to their defense. If they want to compete in the NFC East anytime soon, finding someone that could help them stop the opposing team’s passing game will be key. Lenoir could help with that issue.