Rookie Philadelphia Eagles with no room for error during training camp

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Mario Goodrich, Philadelphia Eagles
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The Philadelphia Eagles added three very good undrafted rookie corners, and they all can play.

It’s hard to stop staring at that baker’s dozen the Philadelphia Eagles have assembled in the cornerback room, but it doesn’t take much thought to arrive at theories that Darius Slay, James Bradberry, and Avonte Maddox are locks to make the roster. Most of us would agree with that, right?

It would seem as though placing Zech McPhearson on the depth chart as the fourth guy makes sense. After all, he was their fourth-round draft choice in 2021. He’s also five-foot-eleven and 191 pounds, and there’s no way to determine what the Eagles are thinking in terms of how they value him versus some of the other guys that they already have.

That’s a long-winded way of setting up the following statement. Ten guys, in all likelihood, are battling it out for three available spots on the roster. Knowing that means the new guys, undrafted rookies Mario Goodrich (Clemson Tigers), Josh Blackwell (Duke Blue Devils), and Josh Jobe (Alabama Crimson Tide), have an uphill climb.

Tay Gowan, Craig James, Mac McCain III, Josiah Scott, and Kary Vincent Jr. have been with the team longer and are already familiar with the scheme. The Eagles’ decision to forego minicamp and, as a result, cancel six practices puts Goodrich, Jobe, and Blackwell behind the eight ball which will also decrease their chances of leapfrogging some of the veterans for a roster spot.

These young guys are going to have to take advantage of every opportunity, but that leads to another question. How many reps and opportunities are they going to get?