2021 NFL Draft

Sanders seems interested in potential Eagles draft pick

2021 NFL Draft

The Eagles are mere days away from finally beginning the 2020 regular season, but because drafting has become a 365-day-a-year world, some folks are talking about the 2021 NFL Draft.

That group apparently includes Eagles running back Miles Sanders, who reposted an Eagles mock draft suggestion to his Instagram story on Wednesday in which The Draft Network suggested the Birds should be interested in Pittsburgh defensive back Paris Ford: 

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It seems Ford and Sanders are friends from their respective high school days in Pittsburgh. Sanders attended Woodland Hills, which is less than 10 miles from Steel Valley, where Ford went to school.

The redshirt junior Ford stands 6-foot and weighs 190 pounds. He had a productive 2019 season with the Panthers, leading the team in tackles and racking up three interceptions, including a 26-yard pick six.

Where exactly might Ford land in next year's draft? It's insanely early in a draft process that promises to be more chaotic than ever, so we'll see.

But in an early mock draft from just this week, Bleacher Report's Matt Miller had Ford going late in the second round at No. 62, which would of course make him available for the Eagles' first two picks, unless they go and reach the Super Bowl.

Right now, the Eagles have Rodney McLeod under contract through next year, and they have Jalen Mills opposite McLeod on a one-year deal, so their future at the safety position isn't exactly rock solid - particularly considering Mills moving to safety this year is an unproven experiment.

 

And if you ask an Eagles fan what they think about taking a multi-dimensional defensive back with a knack for interceptions, you probably won't get too much pushback.