The Philadelphia Eagles had the No. 6 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft at one point. They elected to trade that pick to the Dolphins and move just outside of the top 10 (No. 12), but that spot might not be permanent.
In a recent MMQB column, Albert Breer with SI.com revealed that Philadelphia may look to trade back into the top 10. If a trade up were to happen, many would assume it would be for a wide receiver such as Ja’Marr Chase, Jaylen Waddle or DeVonta Smith.
Well, in the wise words of Lee Corse, “Not so fast, my friend.”
According to Breer, they could also make a move for a cornerback. Several teams ahead of them, including division rival Dallas Cowboys, have a need for secondary help. If the Eagles feel like jumping them and securing the top corner, they might do it.
Who is considered the top corner though?
Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley has been dropping down draft boards following a back issue that has teams concerned, so it wouldn’t be him. Jaycee Horn out of South Carolina has gotten some late buzz, but top 10 seems a little too rich.
More than likely, the pick would be Patrick Surtain II out of Alabama. The son of longtime NFL cornerback Patrick Surtain Sr. would fill a huge need in Philadelphia and hurt a division foe who might’ve targeted him.
Though such a move will surprise some, it doesn’t seem too farfetched, especially after the draft haul the Eagles got for trading down from No. 6 overall.
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