By Harry Allison

Eagles fans were pleasantly surprised by the contribution of cornerback Patrick Robinson.

Robinson was moved to the slot primarily in 2017 for the first time in his career, and that resulted in by far his best season, according to Pro Football Focus.

He allowed just 54.5 percent of passes thrown his way to be caught when guarding the slot, the second-best mark in the league, narrowly trailing Denver’s Chris Harris (54.0 percent).

On those targets, though, he had three interceptions compared to none from Harris, yielding a passer rating more than 40 points better (65.2 versus 108.8).