— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) May 1, 2021
There were some athletic cornerbacks in the 2021 NFL draft, but none come from a more athletic family than Texas Tech’s Zech McPhearson. The Eagles are all about elite athletes and Howie Roseman went with an athletic marvel in the Red Raiders cornerback.
A Penn State transfer who landed at Texas Tech in 2019, McPhearson logged 864 snaps and had a coverage grade of 74.1 according to PFF, while only allowing one touchdown pass to a receiver he was covering and a 48.2% coverage grade.
In 2020, his 85.7 coverage grade ranked fourth amongst cornerbacks and he added 4 interceptions in an already shortened season.