Report: Eagles acquire CB Josiah Scott from Jacksonville
The Eagles have traded CB Jameson Houston and a 2023 6th-round to the Jaguars in exchange for CB Josiah Scott, per Adam Schefter.
Trade: Jaguars are dealing CB Josiah Scott to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for CB Jameson Houston and a 2023 sixth-round pick, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 18, 2021
Scott was a 4th-round pick in last year’s draft and had 11 tackles in 80 snaps last season. At just 22 years old, he’ll be added to the depth chart to compete with Avonte Maddox, Craig James, and rookie CB Zech McPhearson. Scott comes in at 5’9″ and ran a 4.42 40-time.
Scott was a playmaker in college, having 6 INTs and 22 pass breakups in his three seasons at Michigan State. Drawing comparisons to standout corner JC Jackson out of the draft, the Eagles will hope that Jonathan Gannon can develop Scott into a starting-caliber defender.