time2rock Posted June 28, 2021 Share Posted June 28, 2021 All eyes on Zech McPhearson: Could he be the Eagles' CB2 opposite Darius Slay? Josh Lynch June 25, 2021 2:00 am ET When Zech McPhearson’s name was called on draft day, it was undeniably a great pick up for an Eagles team in search of depth, and a bonafide second option, at the corner, to play opposite Pro Bowler, Darius Slay. Between OTA’s, offseason workouts, and minicamp — McPhearson is showing why some believe the Eagles made the right decision in selecting the former defensive back out of Texas Tech in the 4th round at No. 123. Described as the type of player who, merely, does his job without taking any risk — keeping the action in front of him at all times when he’s locked in coverage — McPhearson is the player defensive backs coach Dennard Wilson is looking for in a corner to pair with Slay. During his 2020 campaign at Texas Tech, McPhearson denied 6 balls that came his way, totaled 47 solo tackles and logged 4 interceptions in just 10 games played. When Eagles coaches described a focal point to look out for in McPhearson’s game, many described his eyes/vision that will allow him to stand tall amongst an uncertain cornerbacks unit in Philly. McPhearson could allow Avonte Maddox to play more in the slot or in select situations at the safety position. Despite not taking a single NFL snap of meaning, McPhearson has placed his name on the CB2 ballot to be the guy on the field for the first snap of week 1, and he has a very strong case to start the entire season. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2021/06/25/philadelphia-eagles-zech-mcphearson-cornerback-opposite-darius-slay/?utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=trueanthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR1hKCFYbYYpJFJIUdqz_qTvfYTyTlb18ica_b6ERebtk3EYgOdhGuF2I 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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