Eagles Staffers Reportedly Raving About Cornerback Prospect

The Philadelphia Eagles have turned their attention to the draft. One defender has reportedly emerged as a frontrunner to be the first-round pick.

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With the free agency craze behind us, all eyes have turned to the 2024 NFL Draft, scheduled to take place in a few weeks on April 25-27. The Philadelphia Eagles, owning the 22nd overall pick and two more in the first two rounds of the draft, will look to bolster their roster ahead of the next season.

One of their priorities will certainly be to improve their secondary. An intriguing prospect has emerged as a potential candidate to be the Birds' first-round pick in the draft: Cooper Dejean of Iowa.

Eagles Rumors: Philadelphia Interested in Iowa CB Cooper Dejean

According to Jake Rabadi of Liberty Line, people within the organization are very interested in Dejean.

The Eagles and the Iowa cornerback already have a top-30 visit and he could be an excellent fit in Philadelphia's zone-defensive system.

Philadelphia was one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL last year. Both the safety and the cornerback rotation disappointed in a big way, starting with James Bradberry. It is almost a certainty that there will be reinforcements coming at the draft.

And those reinforcements have to be able to push for a starting role immediately, especially in place of Bradberry.

Dejean fits that mold. He has a nose for the football and is a smart, relentless ballhawk who racked up seven interceptions over the past two seasons. Moreover, he is a versatile defender who has played outside cornerback, in the slot, and at safety during his Hawkeyes years. Considering that the Eagles need help on all fronts, bringing in Dejean makes plenty of sense.

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