It’s said that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. The Eagles are putting a lot of it in their plan to turn around the franchise’s fortunes at cornerback. Whether by choice or by necessity due to the salary cap, the team hasn’t signed anyone to nominally replace either of their departed starters from 2016. Instead, they’ll turn to the draft, where the incredible depth at the position could see them be in position to take two strong prospects, and they should.
But there’s a problem. The Eagles front office hasn’t demonstrated that they’re any good at drafting cornerbacks.