The Eagles selected Kentucky cornerback Trevard Lindley with its first pick in the fourth round, the 105th overall selection. The pick was acquired in the Sheldon Brown/Chris Gocong trade. Here's Tony Pauline from Sports Illustrated and DraftInsider.net with his scouting report.
|CB Trevard Lindley, Kentucky|
|Pos. Rank: 20||Grade: 6th Round||Height: 5-11 1/2||Weight: 183||40: 4.51||Year: 5-Sr.|
The Good: Solid cover cornerback with good underlying skills. Displays excellent route recognition, has opposing quarterbacks throwing away from him and works hard to make plays. Willingly come up the field to defend screen passes or running plays. Physical, and battles receivers throughout the action. Displays a nice move to the ball and very effective facing the action.
The Bad: Struggled with injuries the past two years. Does not display a quick or fluid backpedal. Marginal quickness in his game. Lacks the great burst to the ball.
The Verdict: Early in his college career, Lindley looked like a big-time NFL prospect, but his game has leveled out the past two seasons. Likely best in a zone system, he's a mid-to-late round choice who could surprise at the next level if he gets his game back on track.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 10:36 a.m., April 24