It’s never too early to start looking at the NFL Draft, and even though the Eagles’ season is off to a 2-0 start, there are things I’m sure they’ll look to correct this offseason.
The Eagles are aging in the secondary and have already suffered a major injury with slot corner Avonte Maddox likely done for the remainder of the season. How many more seasons will veterans Darius Slay and James Bradberry continue to play at a high level?
For that reason, NFL writer Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports believes the Eagles will take a cornerback in the first round this season, selecting Wake Forest cornerback Caelen Carson with the No. 30 pick.
Given the ages of Darius Slay and James Bradberry, the Eagles are opting for a wiry, playmaking cornerback here.
In three games so far this season, Carson has made 12 tackles and broken up two passes so far this season after making 22 tackles, one for loss and seven pass breakups in 2022.
The Eagles could certainly use more talent at the corner position behind their two starters and could be in the market for a new corner with Maddox injured again and a free agent after the season.
These Eagles went with Mario Goodrich last week against the Vikings in the slot in place of Maddox.
“He was thrown into the fire there, unexpectedly, I’m sure for him. But it’s a great lesson for everyone to always be prepared, having the next man up mentality,” said Eagles defensive coordinator Sean Desai on Wednesday.
“I thought he got better as the match went on. There were moves like that early on that he just had to feel out and settle in a little bit and gain some confidence.”
So, adding another talented cornerback to the room would be a big help for 2024.
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