Philadelphia Eagles: 3 hot takes from the second preseason game

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2. Josh Jobe should be the fourth outside corner

Josh Jobe was one of the highest profile signings of the undrafted free agent period for Philly. A long and physical corner from Alabama, he was once thought of as a mid-round pick, but a combination of injuries and not testing at the NFL Combine saw him slide down draft boards.

While you don’t normally expect much from a rookie UDFA, Jobe’s Alabama pedigree and his intangibles excited Eagles fans. So far he has performed far above his station, seemingly jumped Tay Gowen and has gotten the lion’s share of second team reps at outside corner, across from Zech McPhearson.

In back to back weeks, Jobe has been fantastic in run support and made tackles in the open field, registering five tackles against the Jets and seven against Cleveland. He’s been a little shaky when left on an island in man coverage, but he showed improvement from Week 1 to Week 2, registering his first PBU against the Browns.

When you marry his upside, size, physicality and performance so far, it’s easy to see why he has seemingly overtaken the other corners on this roster. While there’s only one more  game left to cement himself into the position, as the days go by, it’s becoming more and more apparent that this team sees a spot for Jobe on the roster in 2022.