A former prep standout, Josh Jobe was a solid performer for Alabama that adds more depth to the Eagles.
Former Alabama Crimson Tide star and 2020 College Football Playoff National Champion Josh Jobe was the best cornerback on their roster prior to a late-season injury. That hiccup and already existing concerns about his consistency threw a wrench in his draft plans, but some saw him as a mid-rounder, and he deserves a chance to make someone’s roster. He could be a surprising talent and someone to watch.
Jobe finished the 2020 season with the most pass breakups in the SEC. He had the third-most nationally. He stands at six-foot-one and tips the scales at 194 pounds. He also ran a 4.5-second 40-yard dash. Most would prefer their corners to run 4.4 seconds and under, 4.5 isn’t in the ‘sell’ range.
The stats and tape point to Jobe being more of an amazing number two or number three cornerback, and that is exactly what the Philadelphia Eagles are needing him to be at this juncture. Jobe had his best season opposite of Patrick Surtain II at Alabama in 2020. He was decent before that but not as good in 2019, but Bama’s defense lost a lot of talent from its 2018 team.
Josh Jobe has some limitations as a player, and that’s okay. However, he can easily be successful while playing on a defense featuring Darius Slay and James Bradberry. Jobe, Blackwell, and Strong are definitely dudes to watch in the coming months. They may be guys we’re discussing years from now.
The Eagles were able to snag three legitimate and intriguing players post-draft that can make an immediate impact in 2022 and/or in the near future. Can’t wait to see the heights these players can achieve in Philly.