If the Eagles move on from James Bradberry, there are plenty of options to replace him via the 2023 NFL Draft.
This past May, the Philadelphia Eagles finally filled a hole they seemingly have every offseason, figuring out who that ‘other starting cornerback’ is. In 2020, they experimented with the likes of Michael Jacquet and Avonte Maddox on the outside before settling on Steven Nelson in 2021. In 2022, after letting Nelson walk, they upgraded by adding James Bradberry.
The former New York Giant started all 20 of Philly’s games this season and earned a Second-Team All-Pro nod in the process. He was also named as a Pro Bowl alternate. Still, he figures to play elsewhere next season.
We say that because he’s worth far more than the $7.5 million contract he signed to play with Philly for one year this season. We also say that because there’s no guarantee that Philly will dish out a massive extension to keep him around long-term.
In recent years, Howie Roseman has waited until late in the offseason to add defensive backs, but it could behoove Philly to invest some draft capital into the position this time around. We’ll have to wait and see if that winds up being part of the business plan, but until then, here are 15 prospects to remember.
Here are five names to place right outside of the top ten.
Here are five names to place among the ranks of ‘honorable mentions’: Clark Phillips III (Utah Utes), Jarrick Bernard-Converse (LSU Tigers), Mekhi Garner (LSU Tigers), Mekhi Blackmon (USC Trojans), and Cameron Mitchell (Northwestern Wildcats).
While we like all five, we see no reason to slot them ahead of the guys we see as being among the top ten prospects in the coming NFL Draft. Here’s that list.