Could Joey Porter be the name the Eagles call on draft night? As discussed earlier in the week, the Eagles need some cornerback help this offseason. The duo of James Bradberry and Darius Slay was great in 2022. But James Bradberry is a free agent, and Darius Slay has just one year left on his deal. The Eagles could really benefit from bringing in a young corner that they know they will have for 4-5 seasons on a rookie deal. And that has been on the wish list for Eagles fans for years now.
For various reasons, that never quite happened. It is hard to complain because the Eagles still had good picks in the last couple of drafts instead of a corner. But they probably need to come out of this draft with one. This draft is too deep at corner, and their need is too big, for them not to land one. We have already looked at Christian Gonzalez from Oregon. But now let’s get to know another option for the Eagles, who local fans may already be familiar with. Joey Porter Jr from Penn State.
The Penn State product is in that top class of cornerbacks this year. He is big, physical, and is one of 5 guys who could be the first CB off the board. But is Joey Porter Jr. a good fit for the Eagles? Will his name be called on draft night? Or is he someone the Eagles should avoid? Here are 5 things you should know about him.