Here are the Philadelphia Eagles CBs that have a tough hill to climb, maybe.
Five names have been mentioned. Five names remain. The Birds are expected to keep six guys on the roster which means all of these guys might be competing for one roster spot.
6. Michael Jacquet
The embarrassing game versus the Dallas Cowboys aside, Michael Jacquet is still a nice lump of clay that this Eagles coaching staff can mold into something special. Look for him to make a few strides in 2021.
7. Josiah Scott
An asterisk probably needs to be placed next to Josiah Scott‘s name. He isn’t someone that Philly just picked up off of the street to fill a roster spot. He’s someone Philly thought enough about to trade for as they gave up a 2023 sixth-round draft choice and Jameson Houston to get this young man to the City of Brotherly Love on May 18th.
Don’t be surprised if he climbs the depth chart during training camp.
8. Shakial Taylor
Aside from having perhaps the coolest name on this list (come on, Shakial Taylor sounds like someone who should be playing safety at the NFL level), this is someone that can make some noise if given an opportunity.
He’s inexperienced. He has five games and seven tackles on his resume, but like Scott, he’s someone to watch.
9. Nate Meadors
Here’s one of the more raw guys on this team. In two seasons (2019 and 2020), Nate Meadors has been on the field for three games, 11 defensive snaps, and 37 special teams snaps. He’s got an uphill climb to make this roster.
10. Lavert Hill
A Second-team All-Big Ten nod in 2017, and two First-team All-Big Ten nods in 2018 and 2019 weren’t enough to get Lavert Hill drafted in 2020, but he found his way onto the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad anyway. He was released by the team on November 24th but signed by Philadelphia 14 days later.
He has yet to appear in an NFL game, and like Meadors, he’ll have a tough climb if he wants to make the roster.
Worth mentioning: Maybe you’ve noticed this. Maybe you haven’t, but Cre’Von LeBlanc and Nickell Robey-Coleman are still a part of this team at the time of this story being published. They’re both on the team’s IR (injured reserve).
Don’t be surprised if they’re both on the roster at the start of the season, but don’t be shocked if both are released either. Keep your head on swivel when it comes to these two if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.