Eagles go cornerback again, select Douglas in 3rd

Philadelphia followed up its pick of Sidney Jones by selecting Rasul Douglas Friday.

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Eagles go cornerback again, select Douglas in 3rd

  • The Philadelphia Eagles selected cornerback Rasul Douglas in the third round of the draft Friday night.
  • At 6-foot-2, Douglas has excellent size for an outside cornerback, but doesn’t have a lot of experience in press coverage. Played press coverage on just 15 percent of his coverage snaps last season.
  • Douglas had an 87.2 overall PFF grade in 2016, the highest among cornerbacks in the Big 12.
  • Opposing quarterbacks had a passer rating of just 43.5 when targeting Douglas in coverage.
  • His 18 combined interceptions and pass breakups in 2016 were the most in the nation.
  • After selecting CB Sidney Jones in the second-round, the Eagles have doubled up at the position on Day 2.
  • Salwc2k

    Great, 3 defensive players. Hope one of them can play RB because all of tthe good ones are gone after day 2. They whiffed on both Cook and Kamara as teams moved up all night long to get their guys while Howie sat on his hands into pick 99 then selected a CB who only plays zone coverage whiile the Eagles are a press man D. Also the other CB selected (Jones) will miss half the season at best, and probably will be rusty the other half of the season. Pretty underwhelming draft so far for the Birds.