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Eagles-Jaguars Trade Could Be More Impactful Than Expected

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Philadelphia Eagles trade for Josiah Scott, a former Jaguars CB, may be more impactful than expected.
The Philadelphia Eagles trade for Josiah Scott, a former Jaguars CB, may be more impactful than expected. / James Gilbert/Getty Images
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The Philadelphia Eagles recently traded for CB Josiah Scott from the Jacksonville Jaguars. While the trade may not have turned many heads when first reported, it looks like Scott could have a bigger impact than expected.

Eagles insider Eliot Shorr-Parks reports that Scott may have an opportunity to come in and compete at the nickel cornerback with Avonte Maddox.

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The cornerback has been a clear position of need in Philadelphia. Last season, the Eagles only racked up 8 interceptions on the year, a number that ranked in the bottom-4 of the NFL. Only three other teams also failed to record at least 10 interceptions a year ago.

While Scott, in his lone year of NFL experience, doesn't own any career interceptions - he was still a ballhawk in college. He recorded 3 interceptions and 8 passes defended in 13 games during his senior season at Michigan State. With the lack of Eagles depth at cornerback, adding some competition at nickel corner is definitely welcomed.

Currently, the Eagles own +550 odds to win the NFC East next season, according to the latest NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.


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