9 Reasons the Philadelphia Eagles Should Draft a Cornerback in the First Round

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9 Reasons the Philadelphia Eagles Should Draft a Cornerback in the First Round
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Most NFL mock drafts have the Philadelphia Eagles picking a defensive lineman of some sort with their first-round pick in the 2012 draft, but Andy Reid should absolutely invest in a cornerback.

Defensive end and tackle are the positions Reid frequently likes to address in the draft, and he has picked that position in the first round five times in his 13 years as a head coach, most recently when the Eagles selected Brandon Graham out of the University of Michigan in 2010.

There are a slew of talented defensive linemen in the draft, but that’s not the position the Eagles should be addressing.

The Eagles need to pick a cornerback in the first round, and there are nine reasons for that.

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