Nov 2, 2013; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans cornerback Darqueze Dennard (31) looks at Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Jehu Chesson (86) during the third quarter at Spartan Stadium. Spartans beat the Wolverines 29-6. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft rumors: Philadelphia Eagles could target Darqueze Dennard in first round

The Philadelphia Eagles have been rumored recently to be targeting a wide receiver in the NFL Draft next month to try and fill the void that has now been created by the departure of DeSean Jackson. While this does make sense, the team could definitely use some help on the defensive side of the ball as well, particularly in the secondary.

That’s why it shouldn’t come as any surprise that Eagles defensive back coach John Lovett was recently in attendance at Michigan State’s Pro Day to check out the top cornerback prospect in the class this year, Darqueze Dennard.

Dennard has been considered the top defensive back in this class dating all the way back to before he even declared, and he’s followed up that hype with some great performances in the workouts, including back at the Combine in February.

Should the Eagles decide they’d rather wait on taking a playmaker to insert into the offense, Dennard wouldn’t be a bad choice by any means if he’s still available.

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