Ranking the Eagles vs NFC East's other CB rooms before training camp

We've talked about the Eagles' secondary all spring. How do they stack versus the rest of the NFC East?
Darius Slay, Philadelphia Eagles
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Much can change in a hurry. That's the beauty of football. Change is constant and continual, and a struggling roster can be given a facelift with the snap of a finger. Just look at the Philadelphia Eagles if you need an example of that statement's accuracy.

When the curtain fell on the most recent season, we questioned everything from depth to whether or not James Bradberry could still play. One reactivation (Isaiah Rodgers) and two draft additions later (Quinyon Mitchell and Cooper DeJean), Philly's cornerback room is being mentioned as one of the roster's biggest strengths.

Don't forget about C.J. Gardner Johnson's return and the young guns at safety (Reed Blankenship and Sydney Brown). If this defense soars, however, the cornerback room is going to have a lot to say about making that happen.

The buzz reached a fever pitch following minicamp and some great individual showings. How do the guys in Philly stack against their peers in the NFC East? We're glad you asked. Here's a ranking. Let's see if your list looks like ours.

4. New York Giants

The Giants are just the owners of the NFC East's secondary. They may be home to one of the league's five worst. There isn't a ton to get excited about here.

Deonte Banks, Cor’Dale Flott, Nick McCloud, Tre Hawkins III, and Andru Phillips are among the guys with the best shot to make the roster, maybe. This unit isn't the scariest we have seen, but games are won on paper. We'll see how things go come the regular season, but this feels like a unit Philly can take advantage of.

3. Washington Commanders

The Washington Commanders' cornerback room isn't as bad as the one we see in New York, but they aren't that much better either. Mike Sainristil was taken 50th overall during the most recent NFL Draft. Chigozie Anusiem and A. J. Woods were added as rookie undrafted free agents.

Benjamin St-Juste, Emmanuel Forbes, Jartavius Martin, Mike Sainristil, and Michael Davis are probably the top guys on Washington's depth chart at this position. Noah Igbinoghene was signed in March, but the Commanders may miss Kendall Fuller more than they think.

2. Philadelphia Eagles

Darius Slay, Isaiah Rodgers, Kelee Ringo, Avonte Maddox, Quinyon Mitchell, and Cooper DeJean feel like favorites to make the roster. We'll see what happens with James Bradberry. The rookies obviously have much to prove.

Still, this unit has a ton of potential to be great AND an opportunity to take over the top spot on this list if things go well. For now...

1. Dallas Cowboys

It's hard to give the hated Dallas Cowboys credit for anything. They're looking good at the cornerback position though. Many see this as one of the better rooms in all of the NFL.

Trevon Diggs and DaRon Bland can create big plays quickly and turn good defense into immediate scores. The former returns this season from last year's season-ending injury.

The Cowboys shift from Dan Quinn's leadership to new defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. Will the secondary elevate under him? We'll see, but we repeat... The Birds are coming!

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