What Is Rasul Douglas Role For Eagles At Cornerback?
Before the Eagles selected Rasul Douglas in the Third Round of the 2017 NFL Draft, he was arguably the best Cornerback in the Big 12 Conference during the 2016 season. During his Senior year at West Virginia, Douglas tallied Eight Interceptions, One Sack, and 49 Solo Tackles; he showed the ability to be a starting Cornerback on the outside.
CSN Philly Eagles Reporter Derrick Gunn joined The Sports Bash on Thursday and talked about Douglas role with Eagles in 2017:
"As I keep looking at this kid Douglas, he has the length that you're looking for in Cornerback nowadays. The kid is physical; he gets a little grabby at times and when they bring the ref in for practice he's going to learn that there's certain things you cant do or you're going to get flagged for it. But I do think he's going to push Patrick Robinson for a starting spot. When? I don't know. I just hope the kid is a quick study because they're obviously going to need him in a rotation. You hate to talk about injuries but lets face it, there's not a team in the NFL that doesn't endure (injuries). The Eagles are already vulnerable right now because of youth and Patrick Robinson has never lived up to that billing as a first round pick. So you're going to need all hands on deck, you're going to have to get those other guys up to speed sooner than later. But that's going to be an interesting battle to watch between Rasul Douglas and Patrick Robinson."
Hear what Gunn had to say about Eagles Offensive Line depth, expectations for the Offense in 2017, and more as the Eagles prepare for the season