Philadelphia Eagles First-Round Mock Draft: Week 17 Edition

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Clemson cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. (23) during practice at the Poe Indoor Facility in Clemson in Clemson, S.C. Friday, December 17, 2021.
Clemson Football Practice Dec 17 Friday


Andrew Booth Jr.

Cornerback, Tigers

Darius Slay has seemingly found the fountain of youth while Avonte Maddox has taken his game to the next level, and yet the Eagles will still have a hole at corner next season. With Steven Nelson set to hit free agency, the Eagles will soon have an open position on the outside opposite their Pro Bowl cornerback. Andrew Booth is perfectly suited for the job.

Standing 6-foot, 200 pounds, Booth has the size to play the physical brand of football necessary to not only survive but thrive as an outside corner. He’s been praised for his size, athleticism, technique, and intelligence, making him a unique type of complete package. That’s not to suggest that Booth will have an All-Pro rookie season, but he certainly brings enough strengths to the table to give one faith that he will reach that status soon enough.

Booth has received favorable comparisons to both Marlon Humprhey and Jaire Alexander, and it’s not hard to see why. The size and the athleticism are the obvious similarities, but it’s deeper than just that. Booth is extremely fluid like the aforementioned corners and comes to the table with a similar intensity.

This competitive nature makes him one of the most exciting prospects in the draft. It’s rare for any player to have the size, athleticism, and competitive drive that Booth possesses. He is as well-rounded as any prospect in this draft, and the only concern the Eagles should have about Booth is whether or not he’ll be available when it comes time for them to make their first pick.

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