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Quinyon Mitchell shows that he belongs after a positive spring at the Eagles

Quinyon Mitchell shows that he belongs after a positive spring at the Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles were projected to be one of the winners of the 2024 NFL Draft after watching Toledo cornerback Quinyon Mitchell somehow go down with their No. 22 pick. Some may have understandably wondered how Mitchell would make the transition from the MAC to the NFL. So far, that transition has been silky smooth.

Mitchell has had a strong first offseason with the Eagles. He has worked with the second team at outside cornerback and has seen first-team replays as the Eagles entered their penny pack, according to ESPN’s Eagles reporter Tim McManus. So far, Mitchell has been “sticky in coverage” and “looks like he belonged despite the jump from the Mid-American Conference.”

Mitchell has also had the opportunity to hone his skills at times against one of the best wide receivers in the game in AJ Brown and has even talked some trash to Brown, calling one of his routes “trash” according to McManus. mentioned. Brown was actually cool with the trash talk.

2024 NFL Draft Philadelphia Eagles Quinyon Mitchell

Dec 2, 2023; Detroit, MI, USA; Toledo Rockets cornerback Quinyon Mitchell (27) breaks up a pass intended for Miami (OH) Redhawks wide receiver Gage Larvadain (10) in the third quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports / Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports

“It was funny to hear from him,” Brown said, via McManus. “And I told him, ‘Okay, I’d like to see that. I want you to take a step forward,’ because he’s not going to play against me, he’s going to play against other guys, and I want him to hold his own. So I said, ‘Okay, you’ve taken the first step, now you have to take it again. You have to actually take that step.'”

The Eagles have restocked their defensive backfield this offseason, including drafting Mitchell and Iowa’s Cooper DeJean with their first two picks in the draft. Darius Slay, James Bradberry and Isaiah Rodgers are in the mix, but it wouldn’t be a surprise at all to see Mitchell start when the Eagles open the season in Brazil on Friday, Sept. 6 against the Green Bay Packers.

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