Philadelphia Eagles sign Steven Nelson: Two huge, immediate questions

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The Philadelphia Eagles have solved their largest issue now that Nelson’s here right?

Training camp will allow us all to watch, learn, and, of course, argue. We still don’t know if Andre Dillard‘s a better left tackle than Jordan Mailata, and that’s a doggone shame because Dillard was a first-round draft choice, and Mailata never played the American (and true) version of football until 2018. It is what it is though. Camp will answer that dilemma for us.

What if Joe Flacco beats Jalen Hurts out? has anyone thought of that? It could happen, right? There are also questions about Philly’s running back unit and wide receiver corps, in terms of who stays and who doesn’t, but the largest question had to be who would start at cornerback opposite Darius Slay right? Seriously, isn’t that the thing that was keeping us up at night?

Now, we have our answer. There are a lot of young Philadelphia Eagles prospects at corner that just got a whole lot more uneasy about their chances. Steven Nelson, for the uninitiated, was a third-round draft choice of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2015. He’s since spent time on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster. Before that, he played his college ball at Oregon State.

During his time with the Beavers, he tallied 122 total tackles, 16 pass breakups, eight interceptions, and a defensive touchdown. He and the aforementioned Dillard can share Pac-12 stories now, but perhaps what’s more important is the answer to the next question.