Starting at right cornerback last year was the 24th least valuable player in the league, Dimitri Patterson, according to Bill Barnwell.
The Eagles need a competent starter across from Asante Samuel. The lack of a right corner hurt the Eagles greatly down the stretch last season.
Teams are smart and do not throw at Samuel. Samuel was in fact one of the least targeted defensive backs in the league last season, and he still racked up seven interceptions.
While Patterson had his moments, he is more of a nickel corner. Trevard Lindley is a talented, long corner, but may need another year before he is ready to contribute.
The Eagles spent a third-round pick on Curtis Marsh, but he is more of a developmental player.
1. Nnamdi Asomugha
Nnamdi Asomugha was only targeted 29 times in 14 games last season, an astoundingly low number.
Teams know the capabilities of Asomugha and are smart not to test him because most of the time the ball would not be completed.
Asomugha has elite speed and size and can stick with any receiver in the league.
The Eagles employ man-to-man coverage, and Asomugha is the best in the league.
He can press and be physical at the line, but fits what the Eagles do on defense, opposite of Asante Samuel, who plays off the receiver.
2. Johnathan Joseph
While Jonathan Joseph seems interested in returning to the Bengals in 2011, whoever strikes out in the Nnamdi Asomugha sweepstakes will be pursuing him, so he will have a number of options.
At 27, Joseph is in the prime of his career and is one of the most underrated corners in the league. He deserves to be mentioned in the discussion of top 10 corners currently playing.
Joseph has elite speed, great coverage and ball skills. He can press and play up at the receiver, but has enough recovery speed if beat.
He is a fluid athlete and can play the run better than most corners.
With such a huge price tag on Asomugha, some believe Joseph is the better buy on the free-agent market.
3. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (via trade)
Antonio Cromartie's cousin Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is probably the more talented of the two at the young age of 25.
He is a tall, lanky, physical specimen at 6'2'', 182 pounds. Rodgers-Cromartie is a legitimate 4.3 guy and can stick to every receiver in the league.
Rodgers-Cromartie has already made a Pro Bowl and has 13 career interceptions.
He is a great cover corner, but does struggle in the run game.
However, as he is under contract, the Eagles would have to construct a deal with the Arizona Cardinals for his services.
If the Eagles choose to trade Kolb, most expect them to look for a starting player and draft picks.
The Cardinals drafted cornerback Patrick Peterson at the fifth-overall spot, so they could be happy to send Rodgers-Cromartie to Philadelphia if it meant landing a franchise quarterback like Kolb.
4. Ike Taylor
A recent report by FOXSports.com's Adam Caplan, who cites multiple sources, states that the Eagles "will show strong interest in Taylor once free agency starts."
The 31-year-old Taylor has made it known that he will test free agency and Philadelphia may seem like a fit.
Caplan goes on to say, "And with the Eagles possibly playing more zone and less man coverage in the secondary this season based on the adjustment the defensive line is expected to undergo, Taylor would fit in quite well."