Eagles land stout corner in PFF’s Way-Too-Early 2023 Mock Draft
Although the Eagles filled several needs during the draft, they failed to address blatant holes in the secondary.
There’s a chance one of their undrafted free agents pan out, but the Eagles will likely need to find another corner in next year’s draft. Luckily for them — they have two first-round selections in 2023.
Upon the conclusion of the draft, PFF released their Way-Too-Early 2023 Mock Draft and have the Eagles taking their CB1 of the future:
12. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (VIA NO): CB CAM SMITH, SOUTH CAROLINA
Smith took over for Jaycee Horn and didn’t miss a beat. Last year, he allowed only 15 catches from 32 targets for 184 yards, with three picks and nine pass breakups.
At 6’1″, 187 pounds, Smith possesses the ideal build for an NFL cornerback packaged with off-the-chart awareness. He had the highest coverage grade in all of college football last season, even better than No. 4 overall pick Sauce Gardner.
If he has another strong year, Smith projects to be the first corner off the board. Depending on how New Orleans performs next season (as the Eagles hold their first-rounder), Philly could be in a great position to grab him.
Smith totaled 41 tackles, three interceptions and 11 passes defended in 2021.
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Mandatory Credit: University of South Carolina Athletics