Eagles Targeting One Cornerback In Potential Trade-Up Scenario 

The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly have their eye on Toledo's Quinyon Mitchell ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft.
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The Philadelphia Eagles are in an interesting spot heading into the 2024 NFL Draft on Thursday night. The Eagles have the No. 22 overall pick in the first round, which could be used to address multiple positions such as the offensive line, defensive line, and secondary.

Over the last couple of years, the Eagles have used their first-round selections exclusively on the defensive line, drafting Jordan Davis, Jalen Carter, and Nolan Smith. However, the Eagles could switch things up this year and look to draft a cornerback in the first round.

The good news for Philadelphia is that this year’s cornerback class is strong where as many as six players could be taken in the first round.

Eagles Rumors: Philadelphia Trying to Move Up for Quinyon Mitchell

Tony Pauline of Sportskeeda wrote Tuesday that the Eagles desire Toledo cornerback Quinyon Mitchell. Mitchell is one of the top cornerbacks in this year’s class, but likely won’t be available when the Eagles pick at No. 22 overall.

If that’s the case, the Eagles might have to explore a potential trade-up with a team with a pick between Nos. 10-15. Pauline reported that Philadelphia is speaking with the Denver Broncos, who have the No. 12 pick.

Pauline adds that the Broncos would take the No. 22 overall pick, while the Eagles would have to give up one of their two second-round picks.

Based on what Pauline is reporting, it would not be surprising to see the Eagles move up the board for Mitchell, as both of their starting cornerbacks are getting up there. Darius Slay is 32 years old, while James Bradberry is 30 years old.

However, between the two cornerbacks, Bradberry is coming off a rough 2023 season and the Eagles could look to find their replacement in the draft. 

As for Mitchell, he shined at the Reese’s Senior Bowl earlier this year, which helped his draft stock go to another level. The 6-foot cornerback led the country in pass breakups in 32 over the last two seasons.

Last season with the Rockets, Mitchell recorded 41 combined tackles, 18 pass deflections, and an interception. The former Toledo standout has the ball skills, speed, and cover skills to be a playmaker at the next level.

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