Philadelphia Eagles News, April 9: Troy Fautanu Set for Top 30 Visit With Eagles, Cooper DeJean’s Potential Fit in Philadelphia, and More

Here's the latest news involving the Philadelphia Eagles, including Fletcher Cox's retirement press conference, Cooper DeJean's potential fit, and more.

While the Philadelphia Eagles have remained busy this offseason, general manager Howie Roseman still has work to do in the 2024 NFL Draft. There is one defensive back prospect that makes a lot of sense as a target for the Eagles with the 22nd overall pick in the first round.

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Philadelphia’s secondary isn’t the only question remaining heading into the 2024 NFL Draft. The Eagles must also address the right guard position along the offensive line. Following the retirement of Jason Kelce, and with Cam Jurgens sliding over to center, there is a gaping hole at right guard.

All of that and more in today’s Eagles news!

Why Iowa DB Cooper DeJean and the Philadelphia Eagles Could Be a Perfect Match

Darius Slay has solidified himself as one of the starting outside cornerbacks in Philadelphia. And there will likely be a competition between James Bradberry and Kelee Ringo for the other spot in 2024. The Eagles could use more competition at both cornerback and safety, which is what could make Iowa defensive back Cooper DeJean a perfect fit in Philadelphia with the 22nd overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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Eagles’ Parris Campbell Calls Saquon Barkley the Best Running Back in the NFL

While Eagles wide receiver Parris Campbell has experience working with head coach Nick Sirianni, he also has experience with another notable figure in Philadelphia. Campbell spent last season with the New York Giants, where he was able to witness just how special running back Saquon Barkley truly is.

Campbell believes that Barkley is going to show everyone that he’s the best running back in the NFL next season.

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Will Helms’ 3-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Eagles Find Haason Reddick’s Replacement

Roseman and the Eagles are armed with three picks in the first two rounds of the 2024 NFL Draft. Philadelphia has several notable holes on their current roster, and Pro Football Network NFL Draft analyst Will Helms has the team addressing a few of them in his latest mock draft. With the 22nd overall pick in the first round, Helms has the Eagles landing one of the top edge defenders in this year’s talented draft class.

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Report: Eagles To Host Washington OL Troy Fautanu on Top 30 Visit

During Roseman’s tenure as general manager, the Eagles have always prioritized building their roster from the inside out. As such, Philadelphia seemingly always fields one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. Given Kelce’s retirement and Lane Johnson’s aging, the Eagles are eyeing Washington offensive lineman Troy Fautanu with the 22nd overall pick.

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Fletcher Cox To Hold Retirement Press Conference on Tuesday

While it will be difficult for Fletcher Cox to top Kelce’s emotional retirement speech, the former Eagles defensive tackle will officially announce his retirement at a press conference on Tuesday.

At 1:15 p.m. on April 9, Cox will take the stage to announce that his playing days have finally come to an end in Philadelphia. Cox will likely see his jersey number retired in the coming years, and he’ll go down as one of the greatest defensive players in franchise history.

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