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Eagles DB Names The 5 Most Difficult WRs To Cover In NFL

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The Philadelphia Eagles suffered an epic collapse late last season after starting 10-1, but they have some tangible hope that they will re-emerge as a legitimate Super Bowl contender this fall.

They landed star running back Saquon Barkley in free agency this offseason, and they drafted a pair of intriguing defensive backs in Quinyon Mitchell and Cooper DeJean two weeks ago.

They still have the duo of James Bradberry and Darius Slay at corner, and at age 30, Bradberry is still going strong.

He named his five wide receivers who are most difficult to cover, and he included two of his teammates, per FinsXtra.

🎥 Philadelphia Eagles CB James Bradberry names his 5 most difficult WRs to cover in the NFL:

➖ Tyreek Hill
➖ Justin Jefferson
➖ AJ Brown
➖ Ceedee Lamb
➖ DeVonta Smith

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— FinsXtra (@FinsXtra) May 10, 2024

A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith have made themselves into arguably the NFL’s best WR duo, and they both went over 1,000 receiving yards while scoring seven touchdowns apiece last season.

Brown was named to the Pro Bowl with 1,456 receiving yards, and his arrival prior to the 2022 season made the Eagles into a prime-time threat.

Both stars got generous contract extensions this spring, ensuring they will stay in Philly for the foreseeable future.

The other three receivers on Bradberry’s list — Tyreek Hill, Justin Jefferson, and CeeDee Lamb — are in the conversation for being the best at the position in the league.

Hill had an NFL-high 1,799 receiving yards in 2023 while flirting with the single-season record for receiving yards, which was set by Calvin Johnson in 2012.

Bradberry and his team will have to fight off Lamb’s Dallas Cowboys in order to take over the NFC East once again, but with new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, perhaps they will have the goods to do just that.

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