Saturday, April 24, 2010
Eagles go defense again with CB Lindley
By Dan Graziano
The Philadelphia Eagles have left doubt as to where their biggest needs are. With the 105th pick overall this morning, the Eagles have selected Kentucky cornerback Trevard Lindley.
On Day 1, they went with a pass-rusher. On Day 2, the Eagles went after South Florida safety Nate Allen, who has excellent cover skills.
Lindley is 5-11, but has very long arms. He had 10 interceptions in his four years at Kentucky and he's known for his leaping ability. Unfortunately, he's not known for his tackling. He's not a particularly physical player, but he projects as a solid nickel corner who could possibly become a No. 2 corner at some point in his career.
With Allen and Lindley, the Eagles have added talent in the secondary. Without Sheldon Brown, the Eagles had to address this area. Now, you'll start to see more teams address needs. For whatever reason, scouts have told me that the fourth round has the most value in this draft.
The Eagles will be very busy today.