By Dave Ackermann (The Orchestrater)
(Feature Photo Credit Ben Queen USA Today Sports)
All-American Rasul Douglas CB; (SR), 6’2 203 Pounds, East Orange, NJ was drafted 99th in the third round by the Philadelphia Eagles.
An interesting tweet from before the draft yesterday from Tonio Crawford about Rasul:
Tonio Crawford Tweet:
A year ago @rd13_era was in the crib saying he had no film and was a nobody. Crazy how your life can change in a year with hard work. 🙏🏾
Comments from the Eagles Official Site on Douglas:
“The Eagles doubled up on corner-backs on Day Two of the 2017 NFL Draft as they followed up their second-round pick of Sidney Jones by selecting West Virginia’s Rasul Douglas with the 99th-overall pick”.
“A tall, physical corner at 6-2, 209 pounds, Douglas became a full-time starter for the Mountaineers in 2016, a season in which he recorded an incredible eight interceptions, tied for the most of any FBS player in the nation. At the NFL Combine, Douglas ran a 4.59 40-yard dash and displayed a 120-inch broad jump”.
“Douglas’ physical, confident style of play fits perfectly into what defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is looking for at the position. The Eagles surely hope that Douglas and Jones can develop together into a dynamic duo in the secondary for years to come”,
Dave Spadaro, as part of his Eagles insider report from the Eagles war room, stated that Douglas is expected to have an opportunity to play right away. The staff feels Rasul has the skills to be a day one starter and a day one productive player.
Link to Official Philadelphia Eagles site for video of selection below:
From the Official Eagles site also comes this Douglas Press conference link below:
Here is another link from the official Eagles site featuring a one-on-one interview with Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro:
WVU Mountaineer Stats:
2016: 51 Tackles, 2 Tackles for Loss. 1 Sack, 8 Interceptions
101 Yards gained on Interceptions and 1 Returned for TD