EAGLES MICHAEL JACQUET A DIAMOND IN THE CORNERBACK ROUGH!

By Tom Brennan

Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz knows he has a cornerback he can depend on in Michael Jacquet.

Which, in this season of secondary discontent, is something to be thankful for.

“One thing about him is he is a confident player, and that means a lot at the corner position,” Schwartz said. “He doesn’t get down if he gives up a play. He knows what the score is out there, meaning he knows that you don’t pitch many shutouts on the outside part of the field. You’re going to have to battle, particularly against great players. They’re going to win some. You’re going to win some.”

The 23-year-old played quarterback in high school and was a receiver for his first two seasons with the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns before switching to corner.

He’s 6-2, 200 pounds.

“Just like a lot of other players, the whole process we’ve gone through this year has really stunted a lot of players’ development,” Schwartz said. “But he’s gaining ground. He’s improving every day, and I was … more impressed with the way he bounced back and the way he kept competing and the way he kept challenging as opposed to the plays that he gave up.”

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