Josh Jobe and Britain Covey are two talented prospects, but they have huge hills to climb if they’re to make the roster.
Prior to a late-season injury, cases could be made that Josh Jobe was, without question, the most talented corner on the Alabama Crimson Tide’s roster. Sure, he could have been more consistent. He was victimized a few times. He’s also small (five-foot-eleven and 188 pounds), but he posted a 40-yard dash time of 4.45 seconds. Some had him graded as a mid-rounder.
He’s one of three UDFAs the Philadelphia Eagles picked up post-draft. The aforementioned Mario Goodrich and Josk Blackwell are the other two. All three have tough hills to climb to make the roster. Still, it should be fun to watch the cornerback competition at training camp. 12 have been invited to camp.
Speaking of small, we’ve reached the Britain Covey portion of the list. At five-foot-eight and 178 pounds, the former Utah Ute is two inches taller than Boston Scott and 30 pounds lighter of frame. He’s a burner though.
A 4.43-second 40-yard dash time doesn’t sound as impressive as it used to be with the way some of these guys fly now, but Covey seems faster than that, With 184 receptions, 2,000 yards receiving, and eleven trips to the end zone on his 47-game, five-year collegiate resume, there’s evidence that he’s a talented receiver, but most of his value may come on special teams.
He took four punts and kickoff back to the crib at the NCAA level, and even though he’s old for a rookie (25), that’s music to the ears of any Philadelphia Eagles fan, especially seeing as how it feels like this team’s return game died the moment Darren Sproles left the team. Greg Ward and Jalen Reagor most certainly haven’t been a consistent answer.
Keep an eye on Covery as we move through the preseason.