NFL Draft: Eagles sign 3 sleeper corners via UDFA
As the rounds went by in the NFL Draft, many wondered when the Eagles would address the numerous holes in the secondary.
Apparently, they were waiting for the UDFA market to open up as the Eagles pounced on three promising corners just minutes after the draft:
Mario Goodrich, CB — Clemson
Goodrich is an excellent zone corner who plays with exceptional vision and ball skills. He was one of 10 CBs in this class who played over 360 coverage snaps and allowed 0 TDs. Goodrich is a strong tackler with a high football IQ who can also double-up at safety.
The Eagles signed Goodrich to a fully guaranteed deal that pays him $217,000, much more than the typical UDFA contract. An indication that he’ll be able to carve out a starting role next season.
Josh Jobe, CB — Alabama
The Eagles bring in another Alabama player, and honestly, it’s puzzling that Jobe even went undrafted.
He took a step back after an impressive 2020 season but has flashed all the skills necessary to develop into a regular NFL starter.
Jobe is aggressive in the run game and utilizes his long frame to disrupt routes. His most productive years were across from Patrick Surtain II, however. Jobe also underwent foot surgery in December that kept him out of the College Football Playoff.
Alabama CB Josh Jobe still out there. Projected as a 4th-round prospect, has the range and ball skills to play safety as well.— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) April 30, 2022
Eagles better run to that UDFA market. pic.twitter.com/iD97LpRO9j
Josh Blackwell, CB — Duke
Blackwell is a quality cover corner with above-average playmaking ability. He tracks the ball well and gets his head around to effectively break up passes.
Consistency has been an issue for Blackwell, but he possesses the speed and fundamentals to succeed at the pro level.
That’s 4.31u speed from Josh Blackwell 👀 pic.twitter.com/nQ09CJxbK3— Duke Football (@DukeFOOTBALL) March 28, 2022
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