The NFL Draft always bring optimism.

Teams add new players to their roster, with the hope that they will improve an area of weakness from the previous season.

When the Eagles traded up to No. 40 to select Iowa defensive back Cooper DeJean, there was plenty of excitement about the selection.

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However, there was one main question.  How will the Eagles use him in their defense?

Many have opinioned that he could be a safety. He has been used mainly as a corner, but has a ton of versatility that has people wondering how new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will use him in his defense.

Eagles Executive Vice President/General Manager Howie Roseman commented after the draft that the team made a concerted effort to try to go get him and was excited to add his skillset to the team.

But how will he be used?

On Wednesday he was a guest of the Up & Adams show on FanDuel TV and said he has talked about all three positions with the team, which would presumably be safety, outside corner and slot corner.

He said he worked mostly the nickel and outside corner at the Eagles Rookie mini-camp over the weekend, but also admitted their has been talks about moving to safety.

He added that they have also discussed using him in the return game as well, and was excited when asked about the opportunity to return punts.

"Absolutely," he smiled when asked if he would like the chance to be considered for that role. "You get to touch the ball as a defensive guy, what more can you ask for?"

"Where ever they put me, I'll be excited.  I'll be excited about the opportunity," DeJean said.

So far he said he has started out as a corner, but it sounds like the situation is pretty fluid as OTA's begin on May 20.

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