Second-day Eagles draft prospects worth pairing with Darius Slay

Darius Slay, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Imagn Images photo pool)
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This time, the Eagles could strike gold by taking a Washington corner.

The Washington Huskies’ knack for finding secondary talent is one that other college football programs must study. You may have your reservations about how prepared their players are for the next level upon leaving, but that doesn’t diminish the fact that, in the Pacific Northwest, Washington is finding guys and signing them.

It’s easy to shun a young prospect because he played at the same school or in the same conference as another former highly-touted star that flamed out. Unfortunately, from a draft or scouting standpoint, that’s also the laziest form of analysis there is.

All that’s been said to say this. Washington’s top two corners from the 2021 college football season enter the selection meeting in April, and even though there are quite a few Eagles fans that will dismiss them because ‘Sidney Jones played there’, both Trent McDuffie and Kyler Gordon could find their way onto every NFL team’s list of the best players that will be available at the position. The Eagles, if they’re doing their due diligence will be among the interested parties.

McDuffie should come off of the board in Round 1. Gordon would be a solid pick for any team in Round 2. Both would be solid playing on the opposite side of Darius Slay.