3 Philadelphia Eagles first-round cornerback options in 2022 NFL Draft

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The Philadelphia Eagles have to address the cornerback position in 2022 right?

At the time that this is being written. we’re all approaching about a month since the 2021 NFL Draft began and ended. Now, the 2022 NFL schedule, particularly the 17 games that the Philadelphia Eagles will be participating in, is fresh on everyone’s minds.

That doesn’t mean that everyone’s stopped talking about what happened during the final two days in April and the first day of May though. The 2021 draft is still causing a few heated discussions among Birds fans. Among the hot topics is the following.

Sure, DeVonta Smith and Landon Dickerson could be home-run selections, especially if Dickerson is past his injury issues, but that third-round selection is a head-scratcher of sorts. Not only did the Birds disappoint some of their fans by not taking a cornerback, but it also appears that the Eagles front office was divided on the final decision as well.

Philly, as you know, didn’t take a cover guy until Round 4 when they snagged Zech McPhearson out of Texas Tech. Will he be enough? No one knows, but don’t be surprised if the Birds are back in the market for a corner in 2022. It’s kind of become a tradition come draft time.

With what should be three first-round selections in 2022 (let’s go Carson Wentz), one of these guys has to be one of the Philadelphia Eagles’ first-round draftees in the next selection meeting. There’s no doubt about it. Here’s a way-too-early idea about where they rank.