The Philadelphia Eagles acquire more draft capital and a top-tier corner.
This is a stance worth considering up until draft night. We may do a mock draft with all three first-round picks. They may make all three picks but it just makes more sense for the Philadelphia Eagles to acquire more capital in the 2022 and 2023 NFL Drafts. Howie Roseman has been no stranger to draft-night trades.
As Arjun Menon pointed out, Roseman is near the top when it comes to general managers who have made draft-day trades. As we suggested in one of our earlier mock drafts of the offseason, it makes sense for the Eagles to trade back with pick 16 here. If a notable quarterback is still available, another QB needy team could be willing to trade up.
As is the case with London, it’s very likely Andrew Booth Jr. could be off the board by the time the Eagles pick here at 19. If he is still available, it’s a no-brainer.
Booth triggers well when he sees certain keys on route concepts and is a plus defender in the run game. That is exactly the type of corner Jonathan Gannon needs in his two-high system.
Booth would be allowed to take a lot of chances underneath with safety help over top. Even if Gannon departs for a head coaching job in the future, Booth is scheme versatile. We’re not worried about him translating to another system with much trouble.
Cornerback is always a risky position to pick from especially in Round 1. It’s also a position where patience is required over the first couple of years. Not every corner comes in and impresses the way that Jaire Alexander did early on. Even Alexander had his struggles at some points.
Booth wouldn’t be asked to follow the opponents’ number one option very often playing opposite of Darius Slay and with more of a zone scheme. The Clemson product is exactly the type of gamechanger this defense needs.
Every prospect says that they love the game and that their passion is unmatched. Booth truly backs it up with his performance and more importantly his effort on every single snap.