2011 NFL Draft Philadelphia Eagles: Why the Prince Might Be the Answer

John MatheosContributor IIFebruary 7, 2011

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 5:  Prince Amukamara #21 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers catches the ball for an interception in the first quarter in front of James Kirkendoll #11 of the Texas Longhorns at Cowboys Stadium on December 5, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Coming straight out of Nebraska, Prince Amukamara is one of the the biggest names in the NFL draft.

Amukamara is in his senior year at Nebraska. This six foot stud has shown a lot of upside throughout his years in college.

With three forced fumbles and five interceptions, Amukamara has signified his name at the college level. Several scouts from around the NFL have spotted Amukamara and pinpointed his strengths.

One of Amukamara's greatest abilities in football is to read defenses. Watching him play in college, there were very few times where he blew a play. His sense of awareness is extremely accurate.

Moreover, Amukamara loves man to man coverage. He dominated the league with five interceptions in 2009. In addition, Amukamara is a banger. With the departure of Brian Dawkins  a few years ago, the big hits have decreased.

The Philadelphia Eagles have a lot of weaknesses at the corner back position. This was obviously apparent in the previous season.

Drafting Amukamara would assist the Eagles at this position and help them in the red-zone defense. We saw what happened with Dimitri Patterson this past season.

Various teams throughout the league picked on him and were extremely successful in doing so.

Patterson lacked the height and speed, not to mention the football intelligence.

Overall, I know it will be tough to draft Amukamara in the first round. He's considered to be a top 10 draft pick.

Nonetheless anything is possible!