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Another potential Eagles cornerback draft target reportedly got hurt

What’s going on here?

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It’s almost like the Football Gods won’t allow the Eagles to fix their secondary.

2017 NFL Draft cornerback prospect Fabian Moreau suffered a pectoral injury during UCLA’s pro day on Tuesday, according to a report from NFL Network’s Courtney Fallon. However, SB Nation’s Adam Stites notes the injury might not be so serious.

Moreau projects as one of the better corners from this year’s draft class. NFL draft guru Mike Mayock has Moreau ranked as the fifth best prospect at his position. Some expect him to be a late first or early second-round pick.

If his injury turns out to be serious, Moreau will become the second cornerback prospect within the last few weeks to get hurt leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft. Washington’s Sidney Jones suffered an Achilles injury less than two weeks ago. Prior to the injury, it was believed Jones would be the first or second cornerback off the board.

Speaking of Jones, he had surgery today and tweeted that his doctor told him he’d be ready to play this season. For his sake, I hope that’s true, but that seems like a very optimistic timeline to me.

It’s not good news for the Eagles that top cornerback prospects keep getting hurt. Philadelphia desperately needs help at the position.

Of course, it’s even worse news for the players who keep getting hurt. Here’s hoping for no more injuries.

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