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Philadelphia Eagles Schedule Meeting with Top-30 Prospect at Combine: Report



Former Iowa Hawkeyes cornerback Cooper DeJean may not hold the top spot in his position class, but he has garnered attention from a team in need of first-round talent. The Philadelphia Eagles, desperate for defensive upgrades, have arranged a top-30 meeting with DeJean during the 2024 Scouting Combine, as reported by Chase Senior, an NFL reporter for Chat Sports.

At just 21 years old, DeJean showcased his skills during his three seasons with the Hawkeyes, recording seven interceptions and gaining return experience despite playing in a program with a historically struggling offense. His versatility is evident, having played both safety and cornerback, and he has particularly impressive tape in zone coverage.

Considered a safe first-round talent with strong leadership qualities, DeJean aligns well with Philadelphia’s zone-defensive system. However, the meeting doesn’t guarantee the Eagles will select him, given their tendency to address cornerback needs through trades or free agency rather than the first round of the draft.

Philadelphia, holding the 22nd overall pick and three selections in the top 64, faces challenges in their secondary, ranking second-worst against the pass in yards allowed and touchdowns last season. With a disappointing safety unit and concerns about the outside cornerback role opposite Darius Slay, DeJean emerges as a potential solution as the 2024 Draft approaches.

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