The Eagles selection of Washington cornerback Sidney Jones in the second round of last week’s NFL Draft was a surprise because the talented corner had suffered a torn Achilles tendon during his Pro Day. Jones was considered to the best cornerback in this year’s draft because he showed the ability to both cover in man-to-man and zone, as well as come up and force against the run, then make sure tackles in the open field.
Of course, the Eagles selecting Jones, tells everybody that the Birds medical staff is very confident the young man will be the same player he was, when he eventually returns to action. They’re definitely taking on a great deal of risk, but they could wind up having acquired the best cornerback in the draft with a second round draft pick.
Check out the following podcast, which I did with my son Garry II, who played the cornerback position at Stanford University, and is currently a lawyer in the area.