Deep corner class crucial to Eagles rebuild

The Philadelphia cornerback group is one of the weakest in the league. PFF premium stats show how the team can work to improve the unit come draft day.

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Deep corner class crucial to Eagles rebuild


  • Second-year Philadelphia starter Jalen Mills and free agent signing Patrick Robinson are the team’s current top corners, but both struggled last season.
  • Mills’ (34.8) and Robinson’s (51.0) coverage grades ranked them 110th and 92nd, respectively, among corners in 2016.
  • Robinson, who only played in seven games for the Colts due to injuries, allowed three touchdowns and a 111.7 QB rating when targeted.
  • Quarterbacks had a 97.7 passer rating when targeting Mills last year, and he allowed 7.1 receptions per coverage snap (112th out of 117 qualifying cornerbacks).
  • Philadelphia will look to add a cornerback on Day 1 or early Day 2 of the draft. They have shown interest in Colorado’s Chidobe Awuzie, Washington’s Kevin King, Alabama’s Marlon Humphrey, and Ohio State’s Gareon Conley.

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