4 cornerback targets the Eagles must target on Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft

Here are four cornerbacks the Eagles should consider pursuing on Day 2 if they address other needs on night one.
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Days pass. The NFL Draft nears, and the theories are all over the place. Some want an edge rusher but wouldn't be shocked if the Philadelphia Eagles took an offensive lineman. Others have their sights set on cornerbacks. As a matter of fact, many of the recent mock drafts send a DB Philly's way, but we have only seen this organization add one in Round 1 three times (1980, 1990, 2002). The last time it happened, Lito Sheppard was the choice.

Sure, there was interest in Sauce Gardner, but we knew he'd never fall to the Birds. Here we are. Darius Slay and James Bradberry have gotten older.

We have examined first-round options, but if the Birds address other needs, they can find stars on day two. Here are a few guys that would fit the bill. Keep in mind the fact that the Birds have two draft choices in Round 2 if nothing changes.

Here are four cornerback prospects the Eagles should consider targeting on Day 2 of the NFL Draft (if necessary).

Most vary on the order on which these prospects should be ranked. There seems, however, to be a consensus on which rounds we should attach them to.

Sure, no one knows what the flow will be come night one of the selection meeting, but based on who we believe the night one draftees will be, we've made a list of Philly's top Day 2 prospects.

T.J. Tampa, Iowa State

T.J. Tampa stacked 44 tackles, two interceptions, and seven pass breakups in 2023. He's one of the bigger corners that blends size and length.

Standing at six-foot-two, he's hard to beat on the 50-50 balls. We may not watch a ton of Iowa State football, but he's worth the price of admission.

Kamari Lassiter, Georgia

Kamari Lassiter is a six-foot-tall, 180-pound two-time CFP national champion (2021, 2022). He also earned Second-Team All-SEC honors in 2023. 86 tackles, a sack, and an interception in three seasons.

He isn't a big-bodied cover guy, but he has good instincts and a high football IQ. He smothered receivers and prevented separation in 2023.

Ennis Rakestraw Jr., Missouri

Ennis Rakestraw stands at six-foot-tall and tips the scales at about 188 pounds. He's probably a Day 2 prospect, but no one should be shocked if he slips into the back half of Round 1.

He's one of the top ten cornerbacks in this draft class. He racked up 107 tackles, a sack, and an interception. He's pro ready and has a lot of upside.

Cam Hart, Notre Dame

Cam Hart is a six-foot-two, 207-pounder that recorded 21 tackles, three forced fumbles, and six pass breakups in 2023. The statistics don't really show how good he was.

Versus Marvin Harrison Jr., the top prospect at wide receiver in this draft class, Hart was up for the challenge, proving to be the perfect adversary in terms of both size and speed.

He could improve as a tackler, which isn't what Birds fans want to hear about a prospect, but he could be a Day 2 draftee and a day-one starter.

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