The latest buzz amongst Philadelphia Eagles beat writers, fans, bloggers and draftniks is now that Asante Samuel is gone, the team will look to replace him with an early-round pick (first or second round) in the 2012 NFL draft .
Call me crazy, but I just don’t agree.
We’ve known all along that Samuel would likely be traded before the draft, or during the draft at the latest. Some mock drafters out there have been anticipating that so it is common place to see a full Eagles mock include a cornerback in the second or third round.
Heck, I’ve done a few mock drafts myself that included them taking one in Round 2.
However, the more I’ve thought about it, the further I’ve gone away from the idea of taking a corner early in the draft. Not that it would be a bad move if they did, I just think they will focus on other areas first.
The two starters are set with Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. The rest of the corners on the roster are Joselio Hanson, Cu...