Eagles need to avoid these draft prospects at all costs after 2024 NFL Combine

It always seems unlikely that the Eagles will draft a safety in Round 1, but we're on board with that theory this time around.

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The argument for avoiding Kool-Aid McKinstry

You wouldn't have any difficulty doing a random Google search including Kool-Aid McKinstry's name and finding stories explaining why it makes sense for the Eagles to draft him. Heck, we even ran one on our site. He may not be the slam-dunk first-round selection we thought he was though. He may not even be the best Alabama cornerback in this year's draft. That honor may belong to Terrion Arnold.

McKinstry's status isn't declining because he can't play. Nothing could be further than the truth. There are still a few things that must be mentioned.

Kool-Aid was unable to participate in the NFL Combine due to injury. Trust us. That's going to get everyone's attention. We must also consider what we witnessed during workouts.

Quinyon Mitchell (Toledo) was lights out. Arnold had a strong day. Clemson's Nate Wiggins, as you know, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.28 seconds before being forced out of action prematurely with a hip injury.

McKinstry needs to run a sub-4.5-second 40-yard dash during Alabama's Pro Day to keep his name on the list of the top cornerback prospects. Many of his peers are making names for themselves, and Kool-Aid is in danger of watching those peers pass him on their way up the ladder.

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