The Philadelphia Eagles Safety Net: If Not the Draft, There Is Still Free Agency

April 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The draft is coming quickly, but in the NFL, it's still open season on free agents.
With a plethora of valuable draft picks, the Philadelphia Eagles are in a prime position to grab any of the elite safety prospects. They have the trade bait to move up into the top six and secure the top rated safety in the draft—Eric Berry from Tennessee.
They could also wait to see if Earl Thomas from Texas slips to 24th overall or trade up more frugally into the top 15 to secure his services.
If the Eagles miss or pass on Thomas, they should be able to lock-up Nate Allen from South Florida with the 37th overall selection.
Any of those three prospects would be expected to start in 2010.
But if the Eagles decide to draft one of the many talented safeties in the later rounds or take a project-player like Taylor Mays from USC, they could look to free agency for a stop-gap veteran presence.
And there are two outstanding safeties still on the market.
Both Darre...

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