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Eric Rowe Highlights: Meet your newest Eagles cornerback/safety

The Eagles picked DB Eric Rowe at No. 47. Watch some of his highlights here.

Here are college highlights from the Philadelphia Eagles' second round pick at No. 47 in the 2015 NFL Draft: Utah defensive back Eric Rowe. In Rowe's final season with the Utes in 2014, he played at safety and recorded 59 total tackles, 13 passes defensed, and one interception which was returned for a defensive touchdown.

(Note: if you are afraid you will be annoyed by the music, just turn the volume down before you even start playing the video. I don't want to hear people complaining about the music.)

Here's a scouting report via BGN's Mike Kaye:


An athlete with the versatility to play in multiple places, Rowe is game for any position in the secondary. He uses his size well and doesn't mind playing in space. He is a solid tackler who wraps up well. He has long arms and uses them well and likes to be violent at times. He is a good second effort player and will play until the whistle. If you get in front of him on a passing play, you aren't getting many yards after the catch. He was used as a gunner in punt coverage and had success in that department.


He has trouble flipping his hips despite his 3 cone numbers. He isn't the most fluid guy for his numbers and he will lose his man in coverage. He is slow to react at times and needs to adjust to the ball better. He can be taken out of a play with even "okay" blocking.

Eagles Outlook

The Eagles love versatility and Rowe easily fits that bill. While he could compete at cornerback and safety, he is probably a better fit at the latter position across from Jenkins. The Eagles need safeties who can cover and Rowe was good enough at cornerback that he could be very, very good at safety in the NFL. He is more of a natural safety than cornerback. He likely will go at some point in the 25-50 range of the draft.


Here's a look at his spider graphs at both cornerback and safety:


Here's an interview with Rowe from the Senior Bowl:

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