Friday, February 1, 2013
Some safety options for Philly
By Tim Kavanagh
Some believe that the Philadelphia Eagles are in need of a complete overhaul of the secondary, with four new starters added this offseason via free agency, trade or the draft. So when it comes to the safeties -- which has been an area of weakness since the team bid adieu to Brian Dawkins -- who will they target?
There are a number of veterans that will hit free agency if their current team doesn't re-sign or franchise tag them, such as Ed Reed, Jairus Byrd, William Moore, Dashon Goldson and Louis Delmas. And while the Eagles aren't in a good spot to draft this class' top prospect at the position -- No. 4 would be too high for Texas' Kenny Vaccaro -- one of the other prospects available could be a possibility later.
Sheil Kapadia of Birds 24/7 broke down some options, including Georgia's Baccari Rambo, Fresno State's Phillip Thomas, USC's T.J. McDonald, Florida's Matt Elam, Georgia Southern's J.J. Wilcox and Florida International's Jonathan Cyprien.