2024 Eagles mock draft roundup 6.0: A key position remains a favorite

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2024 Eagles mock draft roundup 6.0: A key position remains a favorite originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

It’s finally April, which means it is just about time to give the NFL Draft our full attention.

The 2024 draft kicks off on April 25 this year and the Eagles have eight picks, including No. 22 in the first round.

Here’s our latest look around the internet at some mock draft options. One position continues to be a popular choice for the Eagles in the first round.

Arjun Menon, PFF

22. Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

What they said: The Eagles haven’t taken a cornerback in the first round since 2002, and Darius Slay and James Bradberry are still on the roster. However, they don’t have a long-term solution on the outside, and we’ve seen general manager Howie Roseman draft future replacements in the first round multiple times. Eagles are also favorites to take a cornerback with their first pick, sitting at -120 on DraftKings.

My take on the pick: Yes, cornerback is the position we see get mocked to the Eagles most often this year. Aside from the history in the draft at the position for the Eagles, it makes sense. The Eagles have an aging duo of corners and even with some exciting youngsters on the team, adding talent at a premier position makes sense. And the value also seems to line up where the Eagles are picking this year.

I really like McKinstry. His Alabama teammate Terrion Arnold surpassed him this year and there might be a stigma if McKinstry isn’t even the best corner on his own team. But he’s been very good during his three years as a starter for the Crimson Tide and he should be a first-round pick. He’s battle-tested in the SEC and feels like a safer pick at the position than some others in this class. McKinstry’s floor just seems higher. One of the biggest questions some had about him was his long speed but McKinstry ran a 4.47 at the Alabama pro day even with a Jones fracture in his foot.

Eric Edholm, NFL.com

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