It was obvious to everyone that the Eagles entered this year’s draft with severe needs at the cornerback position. That’s why no one was surprised when the Birds drafted a second cornerback, West Virginia playmaker, Rasul Douglas, in the third round.
Douglas has great size at 6’2″ 209 pounds, but he didn’t run an elite 40 time at 4.58. The East Orange, New Jersey-native has the long arms to get good jams at the line of scrimmage, but he’s going to need to prove that he can run fast enough to cover NFL receivers. The strength of Douglas’ game is the way he plays the football in the air. He led college football in interceptions a year ago with eight of them. If the football is in the air, Douglas believes it belongs to him.
My son Garry II and I take a close look at Douglas in the following podcast.