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Philadelphia Eagles Should Move Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to Safety

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie should be the starting safety for the Eagles
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie should be the starting safety for the EaglesChristian Petersen/Getty Images
Darren GrossmanCorrespondent IJanuary 8, 2017

Well, the Eagles have three elite cornerbacks.  We all know that, as they signed Nnamdi Asomugha, traded for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and already have Asante Samuel on the roster. 

So what do you do with three elite corners?  

How about move one of them to safety?

Do you trade Samuel?  It is possibly the Eagles go that direction.  They could trade Samuel for a linebacker, a safety or a draft pick.  That move would make sense as a salary shredder, plus they could use the help. 

However, Samuel is still an elite cornerback and the Eagles will not make that move unless someone makes a really good offer.

So, if they keep all three guys, then clearly you would want them all to start.  Samuel is not physical enough to play safety.  Asomugha was not paid $60 million to play safety. 

So that leaves DRC.

The reason this idea could work is that the Eagles have very few options at safety.  No one knows if Nate Allen will be ready to start the season.  Kurt Coleman will likely play safety for them, but they still need a second safety.

Enter Rodgers-Cromartie, who is known as a physical cornerback.  Well, if you play a physical style of cornerback, then why couldn't you play safety?

The reality is, the three cornerbacks the Eagles have are way too talented to be starting lesser players at safety or to not start all three of them.  The logical thing to do is move one of them to safety.  Rodgers-Cromartie is the only one who could make that move. 

Besides, DRC played some safety in high school, so he is not totally inexperienced at the position.

Assuming the Eagles keep their roster the way it is, the most logical thing to do is to move DRC to safety.  This move would allow all three players to be on the field regularly and would improve the Eagles' safety problem. 

No matter how inexperienced DRC is, there is no way he is worse than what the Eagles currently have at safety.

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