2010 NFL Draft: Should the Philadelphia Eagles Consider a Cornerback First?

March 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

During my usual semi-interested stroll around the mock drafts to see what everyone thought the Eagles were going to do, I noticed a few of them, including some national guys, think the Eagles should select a cornerback with their first round pick.

But, as is usually the case with outsider Eagles news or opinion, I'm left shaking my head wondering why in the world the Birds would consider such a move.

There's no doubt that the position will be in heavy limbo over the next couple of seasons with Brown getting older and Ellis Hobbs looking for a way out, but is it dire enough to address it in the first round?

Devin McCourty of Rutgers is usually the name I'm seeing. He's the clear-cut third-best cornerback available in this draft after Joe Haden and Kyle Wilson, but is he truly a first-round pick, or is he a bit of a reach?

Until just a few weeks ago most would be saying that's a reach, but now it looks like most expect him to go in the later portion of...

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