10 Eagles cornerback draft targets that could start opposite Darius Slay

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. . . Daxton Hill, Michigan. 2. player. 811

Hill and McDuffie might be the best prospects the Eagles have to choose from.

First-Team All-Big Ten nod Daxton Hill (Michigan Wolverines) and First-team All-Pac-12 award winner Trent McDuffie (Washington Huskies) top our list of the best cornerback prospects not named Derek Stingley or Ahmad Gardner in the 2022 NFL Draft class. We told you Washington has a nose for NFL talent at the cornerback position.

Let’s begin with Hill. This is a six-foot, 190-pound defensive back that can play corner or safety. You have to love the versatility. He tallied 69 tackles, two picks, and eight pass breakups in 2021.

. Trent McDuffie, Washington. 1. player. 818. .

Your ears perk up when scouts and coaches say that McDuffie can walk into a cornerback meeting room and teach the session. We call people ‘coaches on the field’. This is one of those times when the statement truly qualifies.

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McDuffie stuck his head in on 35 tackles, a sack, and six pass breakups in 11 games during the 2021 NCAA football season. He should hear his name called during the first round of the draft, and it may be called by Philadelphia. Expect Hill to be drafted late in Round 1 or early in Round 2. Both guys should be able to start day one with proper coaching.