One key observation from Howie Roseman’s press conference
1 March 2017 Eagles News
As you may or may not know, Eagles GM Howie Roseman spoke to the media today at the NFL combine. There, he gave some crucial insight and information into the Eagles off season plans. However, he said one thing I think is very important. And, here it is.
Howie says RB and CB are the strengths of this draft class. Thinks RB might be a historic class #Eagles
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) March 1, 2017
The Eagles biggest need is at cornerback. By Roseman stating the corner back position is a strength is a big thing and GREAT news. For one, it tells you the Eagles are doing their homework into the cornerbacks in this draft. But, more importantly, the Eagles are likely to address this issue in the draft, which is great.
Roseman also spoke about how the Eagles will focus on finding the right fit. They are going to make sure they select the best cornerbacks in the draft for their team, not necessarily the best ranked in the media. They are not going to force anything.
The Eagles do not have any real depth at the cornerback position. It looks like they will be addressing the depth and concerns at this position via the draft, which is a REALLY good thing.
Also, in the tweet above, he also stated that the RB draft class has the chance to be historic. What does that exactly mean? Like the wide receiver class a couple years ago, this running back draft class will be that good.
So, if the Eagles are in a position to select one of these players, they cannot afford to miss out on one of them. The second and third round are where I expect the Eagles to take one of these running backs. A back like Jamaal Williams, Kareem Hunt, De’veon Smith, Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon are all targets.
This is great news. The Eagles seem unlikely to sign a running back in free agency. Currently, the Eagles have no room for any RBs on the roster, but with Mathews likely to be released, the Eagles are primed to draft a running back come April.
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