I know what you’re thinking. Howie draws a cornerback in the first round? Unlikely. Scary. Listen to me. We have an obvious need at Cornerback and have had it for a while. But in this mock draft scenario, we are positioned to add a solid piece to the defense. Booth here is a no-brainer, just like DeVonta Smith was. Booth is an elite talent and a piece that will make the Cornerback less of a need for some time to come. Let’s get down to the details.
Andrew Booth Jr. came over to Clemson as a 5-star recruit and a scholar. Booth met his characters in Clemson with great respect. Booth Jr. will offer the Eagles an exciting mix of size, athleticism, instincts, physique, ball skills and competitiveness, all qualities that will make him a great Eagles player for years to come. He has a fiery competitive spirit and plays like an alpha dog. When it comes to areas where Booth Jr. can improve, Booth Jr. clean up his failed tackles and improve a bit in zone coverage. Though he may never have been a coward like a tackle, I saw some moments where he leaves his feet with too much distance between himself and the ball carrier or is not under enough control to finish the tackle. Booth Jr. can make it much better in the zone by pushing routes and getting away from its landmarks as needed. His ideal role is in the outside corner that the Eagles need and he is versatile in every plan but does his best in man coverage.
In his first year at the Eagles, Booth has the chance to compete for a starting spot depending on whether the Eagles sign Honey Badger and add someone else. I can see he has the level to be the impact guy at Cornerback; The Eagles have been looking for years and it’s worth it for Howie Roseman and the team to break their rule of not drawing a cornerback in the first round.
Tackling: Booth is an aggressive and energetic tackler with a dynamic clicking and closing ability. He routinely does punch tackles outside of his frame and he is never passive when it comes to stopping the race or doing a routine tackle.
Versatility: Booth had been commissioned by Clemson to perform a variety of coverage systems, including man, zone, soft press, and tight press coverage. Booth Jr.’s skill set presents zero limitations or matchup issues. Booth has experience with kick-off, point return and point coverage units.
Competitiveness: Booth is an excellent competitor. He plays an aggressive and physical football brand that always leads to him being around football. Booth Jr. fights on every rep and his engine always runs hot. You can see by seeing Booth Jr. that he does not want to give up an inch of the field. No matter how gifted he is, the ideal of his fiery competitive spirit is ideal.
Good athletics: Booth has an explosive athletic profile and he controls his speed effectively. He has the speed needed to copy and match routes, and he has the momentum needed to carry receivers down the field. His movement speed abilities are high-powered and without any restrictions.
Football IQ: Booth’s football knowledge shows up as he defends the run, reflecting routes in man coverage and his overall spatial awareness. He is rarely panicked or out of position and he mostly has a clean resume when it comes to mistakes.
Run Defending: Booth is an amazing running back and passionate about getting involved. He understands running passes and will perform the necessary dirty work aggressively and physically, taking on the block to spill running back inside and preserve the outer gearing. I like his makeup when a run stopped and it could lead to him playing both outside and in slots with the Eagles.
Length: Booth has a decent size and he knows how to make it count. He usually finishes his tackles outside his frame by extending his tackle radius due to his arm length. Booth also maximizes his size when playing football with precise timing, and he can stretch fully while maintaining control over his entire body.
Man Coverage: Booth is a men’s coverage corner with loose hips, fast feet and excellent route anticipation abilities. He makes sense to read stalks and stay connected when the routes are extended. He has all the physical qualities necessary to be our closed man’s cover corner.
Press coverage: His press coverage skills are among the best in this class. He has an amazing backwards that allows him to quickly adjust from the press and close in on all short-distance passes near him. He uses his arms to put receivers on their shoulders before quickly tilting his hips, following their route and adjusting to create controversial catches.
Zone coverage skills: Booth does decently in zone coverage, cue the backfield and work into the throwing lanes. Booth Jr. have plenty of room to grow in terms of understanding when to get away from landmarks and adjust on the go. Last season, the Tiger’s defense too often covered grass in the zone. Basic knowledge of where the eligible recipient is, the routes these recipients are driving, and elimination of any threats would have upgraded the coverage distance. He occasionally fell victim to it. Mens Booth Jr. was admitted quite a few times due to buster in the coverage where he expected to send a receiver on to a defender, he can do a better job of closing routes.
Tackling: Although I’ve said before that he’s a great tackler, he’s not immune to an occasional missed tackle, which is often the result of him getting in too hot or leaving his feet with too much distance between them. self and the recipient, leading to the miss. tackles.
Football IQ: There is plenty of room to grow for Booth Jr. in terms of treatment in zone coverage and adjustment. He often beat experienced route runners and turned deeper into routes. He gave up 300 yards and two touchdowns.
Recovery Speed: It takes him too long to hit his second gear once he is hit in coverage, which means he remained defeated.
I believe that Andrew Booth Jr. will be an excellent shutdown corner for us. He has the skills and he will have the necessary time to develop them. I think if Booth Jr. falls that Howie will draft him despite this team’s long-standing disgust for drafting CBS in the first round. He’s a no-brainer if the draft drops, as it did in this community’s mock draft, just as Devonta Smith was in the last draft. It was great to pick for the Eagles finally, and even despite that trade, we did it with the Saints. If you disagree with me, feel free to tell me that in the comments below, and please give this a yes. I hope you enjoyed reading this. Goodbye.
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2022 BGN Mock Draft Order
1) Jaguars (HellBentOnHurts): DE Aidan Hutchinson
2) Lions (Friendly Neighborhood Philly Fan): DE Travon Walker
3) Texans (herbalonius): OT Evan Neal
4) Jets (RideHighTide): OT Ikem Ekwonu
5) Giants (Brendanekstrom): CB Ahmad Gardner
6) Panthers (Philliesandthebees): QB Kenny Pickett
7) Giants (Dr.MidnightGreen): DE Kayvon Thibodeaux
8) Falcons (Philly21): QB Malik Willis
9) Seahawks (chewy wellington) QB Matt Corral
10) Jets (tfrank9811): S Kyle Hamilton
11) Commanders (Negadelphia Norm): CB Derek Stingley Jr.
12) Vikings (Kephas): CB Trent McDuffie
13) Texans (Bdawk20 Rules): WR Drake London
14) Ravens (ablesser88): DT Jordan Davis
15) Eagles (Fly Like An Eagle): WR Chris Olave
16) Holy (20Safety_Hazard): OT Charles Cross
17) Chargers (LBCeaglesFan!): DT Devonte Wyatt
18) Eagles (Phoenix X Minimus): CB Andrew Booth Jr.
19) Sacred (Georgia_eagle)
20) Steelers (EagleDomiNation)
21) Patriots (Domonates)
22) Packers (Leo Bedio)
23) Cardinals (big DUB)
24) Cowboys (joey2arms)
25) Bills (ItownBallers22)
26) Titans (BrianMcE03)
27) Buccaneers (4133Dave)
28) Packers (the player formerly known as Mousecop)
29) Chiefs (GreenGrampa)
30) Chiefs (Legend of Nick Foles)
31) Bengals (Thedeuce9)
32) Lions (Dtechman44)
Now it’s time for you to vote on who YOU think should be elected next time in the BGN Community Consensus Mock Draft for 2022.
Who should Eagles draft as No. 18? (Remember they took Chris Olave at No. 15)
CB Andrew Booth Jr.
DE George Karlaftis
LB Devin Lloyd
LB Nakobe dean
S Jaquan Brisker
C Tyler Linderbaum
WR Garrett Wilson
WR Treylon Burks
192 votes in total
1) Jaguars: DE Aidan Hutchinson
2) Lions: DE Kayvon Thibodeaux
3) Texas: OT Evan Neal
4) Jets: OT Ikem Ekwonu
5) Fighter: OT Charles Cross
6) Panthers: QB Malik Willis
7) Fighter: CB Ahmad Gardner
8) Falke: QB Kenny Pickett
9) Seahawks: S Kyle Hamilton
10) Jets: DE Travon Walker
11) Commanders: CB Derek Stingley Jr.
12) Vikings: CB Trent McDuffie
13) Texas: DE Jermaine Johnson
14) Ravens: DT Jordan Davis
15) Eagles: WR Jameson Williams
16) Saints: OT Trevor Penning
17) Chargers: DT Devonte Wyatt