Let’s face it, the Philadelphia Eagles’ defense needs to help the back end ASAP.
The Philadelphia Eagles need to fix its leaky passing defense if they ever want to compete in the NFC East. That is where South Carolina Gamecock cornerback Jaycee Horn can come in handy. At six-foot-one and 205 pounds, Horn has the coveted size, to go along with some of the best ball skills in the entire draft.
A true ballhawk, the former Gamecock has the football intelligence that set’s him apart from the other corners. The front office would be wise to invest in their defense right away and often. Horn could be the perfect start to that plan at the 12th-overall selection.
Trade alert: The Philadelphia Eagles climb into the back half of Round 1.
In a move the Inside The Iggles staff has discussed for quite some time, the Birds trade away a third-round pick (the 84th), tight end Zach Ertz, and a sixth-round selection (the 224th). To the Buffalo Bills for their first-round selection (pick 30). With that selection, the Philadelphia Eagles select LSU wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr and immediately upgrade their offense.
Landing the six-foot-three, 200-pound wideout would give the offense a potential star. The big-bodied weapon has the ability to dominate in traffic. He also has the raw speed to separate from opposing defenses. Getting aggressive and sneaking back into the first round will get fans excited. It also gives Philly two stars to build around.