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CB Sidney Jones Selected 43rd Overall

Posted Apr 28, 2017

After adding Derek Barnett to the front seven on Thursday, the Eagles added their second straight defensive piece on Friday by selecting Washington cornerback Sidney Jones with the 43rd-overall pick.

Jones was considered by many as the top cornerback in this year's ultra-talented draft class at that position, until he suffered an Achilles injury during his pro day at the University of Washington. Listed at 6-0, 186 pounds, Jones has ideal size for a corner. At the NFL Combine, Jones ran a 4.47 40-yard dash. In three seasons with the Huskies, Jones totaled nine interceptions, running one back for a touchdown in 2015. He earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors in both 2015 and 2016.

When Jones does make it back to the field once recovered from his injury, he'll provide tremendous depth for the Eagles at cornerback, a spot where the team is currently thin. Veteran Patrick Robinson and Jalen Mills are both in the mix, but Jones figures to eventually be a starter for the Eagles on the outside.

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