Ranking potential Eagles 1st-round cornerback prospects that make sense

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The Eagles have cornerback options if that’s part of the first-round draft strategy.

Whenever we begin talking about the Philadelphia Eagles and what they might do in any NFL Draft, three ingredients always come into the conversational mixture. There are discussions about what we all think they might do. There are the debates about what they should do, and we always discuss whether or not they should draft according to team needs or based on who the best player available is.

Yearly, it seems like the Birds are in the market for the same things: a difference-maker at linebacker, elite wide receivers, depth at running back, and another outside cornerback. Let’s talk about those corners for a second.

There’s been some debate about whether or not the Eagles will utilize all three first-round draft choices in next year’s selection meeting (thanks Carson Wentz) or trade one to ensure that they’ll own two first-round selections in 2023. Regardless of what they do, it’s safe to assume that they’ll be thinking about whether or not one of the class’ best cover guys are realistic possibilities for joining this Eagles team.

Steven Nelson may not be back in 2022. This team hasn’t found total confidence in Zech McPhearson yet. The Eagles have added a lot of young talent to this team in an attempt to find answers at the position including Tay Gowan, Kary Vincent Jr., Josiah Scott, and Andre Chachere, but none of those guys have taken the job to start opposite of Darius Slay for the foreseeable future.

Let’s do some scouting. Here are three first-round prospects for the Eagles to consider and someone they might find interesting if they go with a corner after Round 1.