5 things to know about Eagles 2nd round pick Cooper DeJean

The Eagles finally have their ‘STAR’ in the secondary, and at some point, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will turn Cooper DeJean into his Swiss army knife.

It’s a role Baylor University used when Jalen Pitre flourished, along with Derwin James for the Chargers and Jalen Ramsey, during his tenure with the Rams.

In the 4-2-5, the ‘Star’ is a hybrid safety type that could play outside linebacker in most 4-3 schemes.

If 80 percent of the NFL plays the 11 personnel with a slot receiver, you must have the talented defensive personnel to combat such a quarry. For Philadelphia, that role should automatically go to their second-round pick, DeJean. The Swiss Army Knife can play in the box, slot, and deep safety position.

With training camp quickly approaching, here are five more things about the former Iowa Hawkeyes star.

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Title: 5 things to know about Eagles 2nd round pick Cooper DeJean
Author: Glenn Erby

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