Reasons for Philadelphia Eagles to select, avoid Derek Stingley in NFL Draft

Derek Stingley, Jr. #24, (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
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Derek Stingley Jr. #7, Eagles draft (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

What if Derek Stingley falls to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL Draft?

Just how good is former LSU Tigers star Derek Stingley? He definitely doesn’t suck. We can tell you that!. Poll any Philadelphia Eagles fan, and many will tell you that they wouldn’t mind seeing him opposite of Darius Slay as the other starting outside cornerback. Get this though because here comes the twist (and it’s a good one).

We don’t have a ton of tape to evaluate. After helping the Bayou Bengals win the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy to conclude the 2019-2020 NCAA football season, the six-foot-one, 195-pound Baton Rouge native has appeared in ten games over the past two college football campaigns.

Now, for those of you that have been following him, we know what you’re thinking. You can’t wrap your mind around why we’re talking about him because all you’ve ever heard is theories about why he won’t be available when the Eagles are on the clock at 15, but au contraire mon frere. It appears there are theories that he could tumble down draft boards some.

Once slightly ranked ahead of both Cincinnati’s Ahmad ‘Sauce’ Gardner and Washington’s Trent McDuffie on most big boards, Stingley is now behind both of those guys on Daniel Jeremiah’s most recent ranking of the top 50 prospects that are entering the NFL Draft in 2022.

Jeremiah ranks him as the draft’s 15th best player. You can see where this is headed right?

Despite the names we’ve seen on most Eagles wish lists, Stingley’s would be one that’s hard to ignore if he’s still available when Philly is finally on the clock. Will there be any interest? Again, they need a cover guy.

Here are theories that both support and refute why the Birds should draft him if they’re faced with an opportunity to do so.