10 Eagles cornerback draft targets that could start opposite Darius Slay

Roger McCreary, Auburn Tigers (Mandatory Credit: Imagn Images photo pool)
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player. 829. . . . Jalyn Armour-Davis, Alabama. 8

The SEC is stocked with second-day options for the Eagles.

We realize how blasphemous it is for some of you that we don’t have an Alabama prospect higher. Jalyn Armour-Davis stepped in and replaced Patrick Surtain in 2021, proving to be a solid cover corner.

There’s room for improvement, as is the case with every other corner on this list, but with his ball skills, size, and athleticism, the Eagles would be lucky to acquire him.

. Alontae Taylor, Volunteers. 7. player. 839. .

Alontae Taylor had the stat line that you would like to see in terms of cornerback prospects that could tickle Philadelphia’s fancy during the draft process. He stacked 60 total tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble, and six pass breakups during the 2021 season.

There are better options in terms of what’s available at the cornerback position. Some options are much worse. There are reasons to be excited about Taylor, his size being one of them, but playing in the best football conference and holding serve versus some of the best wideouts in the country has to count for something.

He makes our list of the top ten cornerbacks outside of Derek Stingley and Ahmad Gardner. It will be interesting to see how he’s ranked versus his peers as we get closer to the end of April.