I go through about 37 million mock draft scenarios everyday. I’m searching for the perfect combination of players. What is the perfect combination? That changes every 5 seconds, give or take.
One spot where I’m most troubled is the secondary. The question is this…what is more of a priorty, CB or Safety?
The Eagles will draft based on grade, but what if they have a CB and S with the same grade? Who do you take?
We know that Bradley Fletcher and Cary Williams are projected as the starting CBs. Brandon Boykin will handle the slot.
I guess the backups would be Brandon Hughes and Curtis Marsh. We’ve also got Trevard Lindley and Eddie Whitley in the mix. This group could turn out to be just fine. Hughes has flashed good ability at times. Marsh has given us hints. Lindley plays well enough each summer to make the cut…and then gets cut 2 days later. Whitley is a mystery man. He was a FS at Virginia Tech and in Dallas. The Eagles think he can play CB.
I guess a lot of this comes down to Marsh. If you have no confidence in him, CB might jump ahead of S in terms of need. I’m also curious what the staff thinks of Hughes. He plays on the outside, but is only 5-10, 185. They prefer guys in the 6-1, 190 range.
The good news is that the draft has plenty of talented CBs and Safeties. The Eagles can address both spots, if they so desire.
What do you guys think…CB or S?
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Oddball thought…Fletcher was a CB/S tweener coming out of Iowa. Whitley was a Safety. We’re seeing the Eagles value size in their CBs and elite athleticism isn’t required. If things don’t go well with Nate Allen at FS, could he get a shot at CB? He’s got the size. And he’s got good man cover skills.
Matt Ware failed as a CB for the Eagles, but found a home playing for Bill Davis in a hybrid role in Nickel and Dime packages out in Arizona.
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Jimmy Bama has a few good draft thoughts up in today’s BtB post. He offers an interesting Eagles scenario.