Eagles 6th-round Pick: Auburn DB Blake Countess

After trading down eight spots in the sixth round, the Eagles selected Auburn defensive back Blake Countess (see bio) with the 196th overall pick.

The Eagles sent the 188th overall pick to the Vikings and received the 196th overall pick and an additional seventh rounder, the 240th overall pick.

The first defensive player the Eagles selected this draft, Countess (5-10, 185) played both corner and safety in college. He earned a degree in education at Michigan before coming to Auburn, where he began pursuing a graduate degree in adult education. 

Countess recorded a career-high 71 tackles last season and had two interceptions to finish his college career with eight.

"He played safety at Auburn this year, and he has some traits of guys like (Rodney) McLeod when he plays that," Eagles personnel head Howie Roseman said. "A phenomenal character kid. Just somebody that we think has a lot of value and versatility for our defense. He can play nickel. He can play safety. He can play on special teams."

The Eagles also added defensive players with each of their three seventh-round picks

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