Eagles Add Rookie Corner at the NFL Trade Deadline
The Eagles didn't move Fletcher Cox or any of their veteran players, but did sneak in a trade in right before the 4 p.m. trade deadline on Tuesday, adding Broncos cornerback Kary Vincent Jr per Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.
"The premium position like that, corners, there are so many teams that don't have corner depth.
So, just like we think about with the offense and defensive line, that's another position right there at cornerback that we want to build depth on and want to get the young players in that we feel good about," Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said on Wednesday.
Sirianni mentioned that Vincent great speed, had a great pre-season and there were a lot of things the team liked about him in the pre-draft work.
"We're excited to have him. Really, really excited," Sirianni staned.
In exchange the Eagles are sending Denver a 2022 sixth-round pick.
Vincent, who has been inactive for all of Denver's games this season, was a 2021 seventh-round pick from LSU, who opted out of the 2020 COVID season. He was used as a hybrid safety and slot cornerback while playing for the Tigers in 2018 and 2019. Some have suggested he could be a Jalen Mills type of player.
This is the second time the Eagles have gone to Denver to find a young player in the secondary, adding undrafted rookie Mac McCain III off the Broncos' practice squad earlier this season.