Should The Eagles Draft Humphrey At 14th Overall?
There are many different perspectives on who the Eagles should draft with the 14th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. On Wednesday ESPN NFL Draft Analyst Todd McShay told Mike Gill the Eagles should draft Christian McCaffrey. But arguably the team's great area of need is at Cornerback with an underwhelming lineup of Patrick Robinson, Ron Brooks, Dwayne Gratz and Jalen Mills on the roster.
Scott Wright of DraftCountdown.com joined The Sports Bash on Friday and explained why he believes the Eagles should draft Alabama Cornerback Marlon Humphrey:
"I think Corner stands out as an area (the Eagles) really need to address. Cornerback is another position one of the deepest areas in this entire draft where if Philly wants to wait until the 2nd, 3rd, maybe 4th round, they can probably get a starting caliber cover guy, but (at 14th overall) they have a chance to get one from the top tier. And I’m taking Marlon Humphrey from Alabama who I’m probably a little higher on than most. I think most agree that he is either at the back end of the top tier, or at the very top of the second tier. I actually give him a slight edge over the two kids from Ohio State Conley and Lattimore. Of course Sydney Jones from Washington dropped out of equation after suffering a major injury during a Pre-draft work out. Tre'Davious White can be a first round option but Marlon Humphry has the chance to be the best of all of these guys; look at his frame, his father Bobby Humphry played for the Broncos for those who go back a little and remember him. (Humphry is) a dynamic, explosive athlete, he also was a track star in high school, can really run."
Hear what Wright had to say about Christian McCaffrey and other Running Back prospects along with analysis of the Cornerbacks and Quarterbacks available in the 2017 NFL Draft: