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

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The Philadelphia Eagles will find gold if they look in the SEC.

It wasn’t that long ago that we were discussing the fact that the Philadelphia Eagles seemed allergic to taking guys from Alabama. They responded by taking two in the first two rounds in 2021’s draft. It’s like the light switch was turned on. If you want some of the best prospects on your team, look at the conference where the best football is played.

Don’t try to outthink everyone. Don’t try to prove you’re smarter. Just find some guys in the SEC. The Southeastern Conference is home to of the nation’s best football programs for a reason.

The Florida Gators are one of those programs, and he’s some simple mathematics for the Birds. A great program plus its best cornerback equals a slam-dunk, home-run selection for these Philadelphia Eagles.

Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, stop and write Kaiir Elam‘s name down. Then watch what he does in 2021. You’ll learn immediately why he’s on this list.