NFL Draft 2017: Philadelphia Eagles pick Rasul Douglas’ measurable, NFL combine numbers, college stats
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles had needs on the defensive side of the ball, and on the second day of the NFL draft, the Birds addressed them. First, it was Washington cornerback Sidney Jones with the No. 43 overall pick.
Then, it was West Virginia cornerback Rasul Douglas in the third round at No. 99.
While the Eagles need offensive help for quarterback Carson Wentz, there were glaring needs on defense, especially at cornerback. Jones might not be ready for the beginning of the season, so Douglas gives the Eagles another talent who can step in early if needed.
Douglas’ 40-yard dash time didn’t rank among the top-end defensive backs in the draft, but he has great size and he simply made plays for the Mountaineers. Douglas tied for the lead nationally with eight interceptions and he even had a pick-six.
- Height: 6-foot-2
- Weight: 209 pounds
- Arm length: 32 3/8 inches
- Hands: 9 1/4 inches
NFL COMBINE NUMBERS
- 40-yard dash: 4.59 seconds
- Bench press: 16 reps
- Vertical jump: 33.5 inches
- Broad jump: 120 inches
- 3-cone drill: 6.97 seconds
- 20-yard shuttle: 4.26 seconds
- Tackles: 70
- Tackles for loss: 3.5
- Interceptions: 8
- Forced fumbles: 1
- Touchdowns: 1
- 2016 Walter Camp All-American Second-Team
- 2016 Pro Football Focus All-American Second-Team
- 2016 AP All-American Second-Team
- 2016 USA Today All-American Second-Team
- 2016 FWAA All-American Second-Team
- 2016 Coaches All-Big 12 First-Team
- 2016 AP All-Big 12 First-Team
- 2016 ESPN.com All-Big 12 First-Team
- 2016 ESPN.com Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year