Eagles Among Teams Showing Interest in Steven Nelson
There is no secret the Eagles need to find some help at the cornerback position to play opposite of Darius Slay.
They drafted Zech McPhearson in the fourth-round of the NFL Draft, but might not be ready to start on the outside right away. According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, the team is one of many team showing interest in former Steelers corner Steven Nelson.
In all 14 teams have shown some interest in Nelson, who was released by the Steelers in a salary cap saving move.
Nelson would be a major upgrade to the cornerback room, and would likely start on the outside with Avonte Maddox moving to the slot. The 28-year-old Nelson had a solid year in 2020, and was graded as Pro Football Focus' No. 56 corner among 232 qualifiers last year, after making 43 tackles with two interceptions and nine passes defended.
During his last three season, he has allowed just 54.3 percent of passes to be completed against him, has 32 pass deflections, seven interceptions and has been very durable, missing just two games.
Nelson was a 2015 third-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs, and is 5-foot-11, 195 pounds.
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