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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4. player. 818. . . . Kyler Gordon, Washington

Gordon and McCreary should be among the Eagles’ top five CB prospects.

Who knows what the Washington Huskies’ secret is in terms of finding these future NFL stars at cornerback at churning them out with machine-like efficiency. They’ve done it again though, two times over. Add Kyler Gordon to your imaginary draft boards.

His fourth and final season with the Huskies was his best. He racked up 45 tackles, including 36 of the solo variety. He also added two interceptions, seven pass breakups, and a forced fumble to the resume.

That earned him a First-Team All-Pac-12 nod for 2021. That also made him someone that all 32 NFL Teams are looking at.

3. player. 842. . . . Roger McCreary, Auburn

It’s easy to like Roger McCreary as a person and a player. No one’s ever been criticized for being a high-character guy. The former Auburn Tigers standout definitely falls into that category, but he’s uniquely interesting as there are parts of his game that resemble those of Avonte Maddox.

Some have measured McCreary at five-foot-eleven and 189 pounds (Walter Football). He’s also been said to be right at six-foot-tall and 190 pounds (PFR). Whatever the case, even though some say size could be a concern, he’s two to three inches taller than Avonte and about five to six pounds heavier.

He has a First-Team All-SEC trophy on the shelf, and that’s good enough for us. The eyeball test should tell you this is a starting-level outside cornerback.