What Does Former NFL Cornerback Think Of Draft CB Prospects?
Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft the Cornerback position is one of the Eagles' top needs this offseason. In some Mock Drafts, one Cornerback who could be available for Eagles to select at 14th overall is Marlon Humphrey of Alabama. Who are some of the other top Cornerbacks the Eagles should look at in this year's draft?
Domonique Foxworth played Cornerback six seasons in the NFL and now is Contributor for ESPN's The Undefeated, he joined Josh Hennig on Friday and gave his analysis of Marlon Humphrey along with other Corners he likes in this year's draft:
"Marlon Humphrey, out of Alabama, I think he’s tremendous and being a starter at Alabama means something. So that alone means that he is the best of the best. But I think the system that he fits into better is kind of a Cover 3 like system....A zone coverage team for a guy like that would be great because his Man Cover Skills are good but not tremendous. I like Adoree Jackson out of USC....(He) is one of the best athletes in the entire draft, he’s a corner he’s certainly good at it but more than anything he’s just a great Playmaker. He catches the ball well; he’s a big play guy, he's somebody who I can almost guarantee you he's going to score at least one touchdown next year for a team so that’s exciting. Jourdan Lewis from Michigan is a bit undersized but he's also somebody I really like....I don't think that anyone's going to be disappointed with the Corners they get out of this year's draft."
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