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With the Eagles pretty much assured to move cornerback Asante Samuel this off-season to free up cap space and move Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie back to the outside, the Eagles will be a little thin at CB.
Joselio Hanson is an outstanding slot corner in the nickel defense but he hasn't proven to be a worthy starter on the outside. The Eagles other two corners, Brandon Hughes and Curtis Marsh, are unproven and could be a major liability if either Rodgers-Cromartie or Nnamdi Asomugha miss time due to injury in 2012.
Chase Minnifield is an NFL-ready corner that could develop under Asomugha and serve as a reliable backup.
Minnifield is one of the most well rounded corners outside of the first round. He plays both man and zone coverage well with good ball skills. He is an outstanding tackler with excellent form. He rarely misses tackles, even in the open field against speedy receivers.
This will make Eagles fans happy after watching Samuel struggle to make tackles all year.
When trying to reach the Super Bowl out of the same conference as the New Orleans Saints, the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers, you can never have too many talented defensive backs.