ESPN: Eagles’ Make One of Most Underrated Moves of the Offseason
The NFL offseason is filled with moves, good moves, questionable moves, overrated moves and of course underrated moves,
An ESPN.com panel of NFL experts took a look at some of the most underrated moves of the offseason and included a pair of moves the Eagles made to improve their secondary.
ESPN analyst Field Yates likes the addition of slot corner Nickell Robey-Coleman and safety Will Parks.
The Philadelphia Eagles added two players to their secondary -- slot cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman and safety Will Parks -- for less than $3 million combined for this year. Even though neither projects to start, the Eagles know the importance of depth in the secondary after theirs was tested so severely last season, and each player adds pedigree to this position group.
Adding Robey-Coleman and Parks gives the Eagles a pair of veteran defenders in the event the team gets hit by the injury bug...again. Robey-Coleman has a strong possibility to start in the slot, and will be in a good competition with Avonte Maddox and Cre'Von LeBlanc.
"We're talking about one of the premier nickel corners in the game," explained 97.3 ESPN Eagles insider Andrew DiCecco. "He is only about 5-foot-8, but he is a tough, instinctive player. He is always around the ball, he plays a lot bigger than what he is, his energy radiates throughout the entire secondary."
"He is a complete different animal in the slot," DiCecco added.
As for Parks, he adds strong versatility and gives the Eagles a veteran presence at the safety position, something they lacked last season.
"He played corner, he played safety, can play in the box and do a multitude of things on defense," DiCecco said.