Eagles take West Virginia cornerback Rasul Douglas in the third round
His speed is not impressive, but his ball skills are top notch.
The Eagles selected West Virginia cornerback Rasul Douglas in the third round of the NFL draft with the No. 99 overall pick on Friday night.
Douglas is 6-foot-2 and 209 pounds with 32 3/8-inch arms. He ran his 40-yard dash in 4.59 seconds, which is the blemish on his profile.
But he was productive last year for the Mountaineers, when he led the nation with eight interceptions. He also had 70 tackles and was named first-team all-Big 12. Douglas comes with ideal size and ball skills, which the Eagles will hope can compensate for the lack of speed, and he appears to be a scheme fit for defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz.
An East Orange, N.J., native, Douglas was a junior college transfer who was a significant contributor for only one season at West Virginia. He'll have a chance to compete for playing time early in his Eagles career and was the second cornerback the Eagles drafted on Friday night.