4 Near-elite prospects Philadelphia Eagles could still land by trading down

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The Philadelphia Eagles can trade back and land Jaycee Horn anyway.

Former South Carolina Gamecocks standout Jaycee Horn is an interesting prospect, to say the least. He’s another prospect that rose into the first round after a stellar pro day, Horn has been linked to the Eagles for a few weeks now. Not to mention, he’s the son of former Pro Bowler Joe Horn, so he has football in his genes.

A 4.39 40-yard dash time and a 41.5-inch vertical show that Horn is not only an extremely athletic player, but he’d also play well alongside, and eventually take over the role of, current Eagles CB1 Darius Slay.

Horn would also provide the size the Eagles need in their secondary, as their only two defensive backs over six-foot on the depth chart are cornerback Michael Jacquet and newly-signed safety Anthony Harris. Horn stands at six-foot-one.

The best trade partner for the Eagles in this scenario would be the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals are reportedly trying to trade up for a wide receiver, according to Mike Miller of ESPN. If Jaylen Waddle or Devonta Smith begins to fall, the Eagles could trade back with Arizona, get some capital, and walk away with the player they wanted anyway.