Ranking under-the-radar cornerbacks Eagles must scout at Senior Bowl

Tariq Woolen, UTSA Roadrunners (Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports)
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Tariq Castro-Fields #5, Penn State Nittany Lions (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

2410. . . . Tariq Woolen, UTSA. 6. player

Potential Eagles target Tariq Woolen, UTSA Roadrunners

Following a very good season at a school most people don’t watch (one that plays in a conference that isn’t among the Power Five), Tariq Woolen is going to have to take advantage of opportunities like playing in the Senior Bowl and working out at the next NFL Scouting Combine. People know that he can play, but knowing that he’s lined up against teams that won’t qualify as elite will hamper him some.

If you’re Woolen, the mantra has been about controlling what you can. He’s done that. In nine games this season, he’s racked up 25 total tackles. He also intercepted a pass and broke up five more. Now, he takes the next step, and it begins with a very important game for him that will be played on February 5th in Mobile, Alabama.

. . . Tariq Castro-Fields, Penn State. 5. player. 806

Potential Eagles target Tariq Castro-Fields, Nittany Lions

Tariq Castro-Fields entered the 2021 college football season with a lot of fanfare and a buzz. Things didn’t go his way, and someone who was once seen as a potential top-five prospect at his position is now seemingly out of the top 15.

He needs a nice showing during this offseason and every pre-draft workout he has a chance at performing in. He stacked 33 tackles in his final 12 games, but he hasn’t hauled in an interception since 2019.

That isn’t the only measuring stick for playing cornerback at a high level, but it does add to perceived theories about his issues in coverage and his inability to track the ball well.