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Eagles Draft CB Rasul Douglas With 3rd-round Pick

[CSNPhily] Eagles draft CB Rasul Douglas with 3rd-round pick
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The Eagles doubled down on cornerbacks on Day 2.

The round after taking Washington's Sidney Jones in the second round, the Eagles took a cornerback who can actually play this season, selecting West Virginia cornerback Rasul Douglas with their third-round pick (99th overall).

Douglas, who ran a 4.59 time in the 40 at the combine, had eight interceptions in the 2016 season.

The 6-foot-2, 203-pound corner was once a junior college player who became a first-teamer on the All-Big 12 team.

The last time the Eagles took two corners within the first three rounds was in 2002 when they double-dipped by taking Lito Sheppard in the first round and Sheldon Brown in the second.

This is the first time since 2012 the Eagles have picked a defensive player three times to start a draft.

The Eagles took defensive end Derek Barnett in the first round (43) and cornerback Jones in the second (43).

The draft will wrap up Saturday when the Eagles have five more picks in the fourth through seventh rounds. They have two in the fourth (118, 139) and one in the fifth (155), sixth (194) and seventh (230).

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