The Philadelphia Eagles love those dynamic athletes, and they found one late in the fourth round of the NFL draft on Saturday. With the 28th pick in the fourth round -- a pick they got from Green Bay as part of their second-round deal with the Packers -- the Eagles selected Georgia cornerback Brandon Boykin.
Boykin had been rated much higher than this early in the draft process but fell due to concerns over his size (5-9, 182) and his durability (history of concussions, broke a bone in his leg at the Senior Bowl). He's not a great zone corner, but scouts like his ball skills and his speed and recovery ability as a cover man.
The Eagles likely view Boykin as a potential slot cornerback -- perhaps someone who could take that job away from Joselio Hanson in training camp -- and a kick and/or punt returner, since that's a role he filled in college and he has the speed and instincts as a runner to pull it off.