Ranking under-the-radar, Eagles cornerback options who are 30 and under

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. . Mackensie Alexander, Age: 28. 5. player. 60.

Alexander and King are two intriguing potential Eagles prospects who are in their mid-twenties.

Former Minnesota Vikings cover man Mackensie Alexander edges out a few of the honorable mentions that aren’t on this list: De’Vante Bausby, Trae Waynes, Desmond Trufant.

The 54th-overall selection of the 2016 NFL Draft, this young man has shown the ability to battle it out with some of the game’s bigger and better outside receivers despite being shorter and smaller of frame (he’s five-foot-ten and 192 pounds).

With seemingly more tread left on the tires than guys like A.J. Bouye or Bryce Callahan, this 28-year-old might catch Philly’s eye as he’s been one of the more consistent and relatively healthy young corners in the NFL. He still has much to learn, but he also has time to do so.

. . . Kevin King, Age: 27. 4. player. 49

Yes, we’re talking about the same Kevin King that you are. Unlike some of you, we’re willing to extend some grace to the young man despite the fact that people still haven’t forgiven him for what was, shall we say, a less than impressive outing versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an NFC Championship Game that hasn’t been forgotten.

Come on! He was playing hurt! Doesn’t that count for something?

2021 needed to be a bounceback season, and he was okay, racking up 29 tackles, three pass breakups, and an interception despite missing seven games. Green Bay re-signed former Eagle Rasul Douglas this offseason, leaving virtually no money for King.

The past is the past. King is young, and he has talent. If Philly is still exploring options at cornerback, he’s someone they’ll want to take a gander at.