Eagles bolster secondary with 'ideal' first round pick in 2024 NFL Draft

Will Philadelphia break its streak of not addressing the secondary in the first round?
Sep 23, 2023; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Terrion Arnold (3)
Sep 23, 2023; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Terrion Arnold (3) / Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

Bleacher Report recently listed the ideal first round pick for every team in the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft, and top cornerback prospect Terrion Arnold was listed as the dream selection for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Philadelphia possesses the 22nd overall pick in the draft, and there's been a lot of buzz about them potentially upgrading the secondary with a player like Arnold. Here's why B/R thinks it would be a match made in heaven:

From Bleacher Report:

Although the team brought back Avonte Maddox to live at the nickel spot, Philadelphia desperately needs more talent on the perimeter. . . . While Darius Slay and James Bradberry remain slated to start if the season began today, adding a talent such as Terrion Arnold would present the Eagles with an excellent cover corner and perhaps give a jolt to their two underperforming veteran DBs.

Newly hired defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is known for disguising coverages, and Arnold could be the perfect fit due to his ability to play at different depths with the awareness to make plays in both man and zone coverage.

Could the Eagles trade up in the draft?

Arnold was listed as an "ideal" selection for the Eagles based on their current draft position. However, a recent report from ESPN's Adam Schefter suggests that the Eagles could be looking to move up in the draft. In fact, Schefter says that Eagles general manager Howie Roseman has already been calling around to see what it might take to move up the draft board.

Roseman has been the GM in Philadelphia since 2010, and during his tenure with the team, the Eagles have never taken a cornerback -- or safety -- in the first round of the draft. But, there's a first time for everything, or so they say. Perhaps this will be the year that the Eagles finally address the secondary in the first round.