1st Round, No. 14 overall (via Min)- Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida
The Eagles aggressively attack free agency by addressing needs on the offensive side of the ball. However, they neglected to make an upgrade at the cornerback spot which was arguably their biggest need.
Their current depth chart features Jalen Mills, Ron Brooks and CJ Smith. Neither of these players have shown they are capable of hanging with the elite receivers in the NFL. This is key because the Eagles have playoff/Super Bowl aspirations.
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Philadelphia needs to be aggressive during the 2017 NFL Draft and use multiple picks on cornerback prospects. Their 1st round pick gives them a great opportunity to find a day-1 starter. Florida’s Quincy Wilson would fit that mold and also bring tremendous upside.
Wilson is a long and athletic corner who has terrific ball skills. He does a good job using his size to his advantage and attacks the football. Wilson will go through some growing pains as a rookie, but he ready enough to be an immediate starter.
The entire cornerback class was shaken up this past weekend when Washington’s Sidney Jones suffered a major Achilles injury. He is going to slide in the draft based on the fact he won’t be available for the upcoming season.