The Eagles didn't end up picking a cornerback in the first round of the previous draft, but they did end up securing Eric Rowe in the following frame. If Philadelphia eventually plans on using Rowe at corner, it'll need to target a safety early in the 2016 NFL Draft, and I imagine Chip Kelly, if he's still around, will enjoy taking another Pac-12 player.
Pick change; previously Scooby Wright, DE/OLB
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This is a bit high for White, but there wasn't much else that made sense for Philadelphia. Perhaps a trio of White, Eric Rowe and Byron Maxwell can be the answer for the Eagles' coverage issues.
White has 15 tackles with two passes broken up and a punt returned for a touchdown this season. He had some struggles with a big receiver in Mississippi State's De'Runnya Wilson. The 5-foot-11, 191-pounder is fast with the ability to prevent separation.
White played well in 2013 and 2014 with two picks in each year and solid run support. He had 55 tackles as a freshman and 33 stops as a sophomore. White has shown steady ball skills while batting away seven passes in 2013 and six as a sophomore.
The Eagles have long needed help at the corner position. but he’s definitely got close to the same exact skillset that enabled his older brother Kyle Fuller to be the 14th pick in 2014. Byron Maxwell is a good corner, but it’s usually best to have more than one. Kendall Fuller is a cover corner in the making, though he might not be as ready for starting caliber NFL wideouts as his brother was in 2014.