3 Prospects the Eagles Should Trade Up for in NFL Draft

The Philadelphia Eagles would be smart to trade up for these prospects in the NFL Draft.
Feb 29, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Iowa defensive back Cooper Dejean (DB06) talks to the media
Feb 29, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Iowa defensive back Cooper Dejean (DB06) talks to the media / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Cooper DeJean, CB

The Eagles need to address the cornerback room this offseason and start building for the future. Daris Slay has been a great playmaker for the past four years in Philly but he is 33 years old.

He also missed some time last year and that could happen again this season, especially as he gets older. James Bradberry, 30, struggled on the field last season and is heading into the second year of a three-year deal.

The Eagles have to get younger and one name they should heavily consider is Iowa's Cooper DeJean.

Philadelphia and DeJean had a top-30 meeting at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. He's one of the most fluid and versatile defenders in the secondary for this draft class.

The South Dakota native uses his top-notch ball skills to generate takeaways but he's also a very willing tackler in the run game. He has experience playing both safety and cornerback at a high level.

DeJean wasn't able to participate in any drills at the combine as he was recovering from a fractured right fibula. Nonetheless, everything you need to see is on film. He can also provide an impact as a punt returner.

In three years at Iowa, DeJean logged 120 total tackles, 13 pass deflections, seven interceptions, and three defensive scores. As a punt returner, he averaged 13.1 yards per return while scoring once.

The Eagles may be able to snag him at the No. 22 spot but if they want to be safe, they should give up some draft capital to go up and get DeJean.