Philadelphia Eagles best remaining free-agency fits

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Could Gareon Conley give the Philadelphia Eagles a face-lift on defense?

When thinking of Houston Texans stars, many stop after Deshaun Watson and former Texans J.J. Watt and DeAndre Hopkins. However, Gareon Conley has put together an impressive resumé that shows his potential and could fit well on the Philadelphia Eagles defense.

It is understandable why teams are hesitant to pay Conley. The former first-round pick was traded to the Texans before the 2019 season, and in that 2019 season, he only posted one interception and 50 total tackles, not bad for a starting cornerback, but definitely showing room for improvement. Conley also was out for the entire 2020 season after suffering an injury to his ankle. It’s safe to say that the Texans did not get the cornerback they expected, but if the Eagles buy low on this corner, they may be able to show the league what they passed up on.

While Conley’s showing on the Texans wasn’t great, he did have an impressive performance on the 2018 Raiders, he racked up three interceptions, including a pick-six. The Eagles could take advantage of this and sign Conley for cheap, and get CB2 production out of him. Since most of the cornerback-needy teams are focused on other options like Steven Nelson (more on him later), Conley, if productive, can be regarded as a steal for this offseason.