Byron Maxwell

Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 203
College: Clemson
Birth Place: North Charleston, South Carolina
Draft: 2011 6th round (8th pick) by the
  • Eagles defense will have at least five new starters in 2017
    Bleeding Green Nation

    Eagles defense will have at least five new starters in 2017

    When the Philadelphia Eagles’ defense first takes the field in 2017, Jim Schwartz’s unit will likely feature at least five new starters. Here’s a look at who’s gone from 2016 and how they might be replaced. Let’s start with the Eagles’ most pressing need: cornerback. Philadelphia released McKelvin after the veteran defender struggled through an injury-plagued season. Carroll, meanwhile, signed a multi-year deal with the Cowboys despite Dallas seeing firsthand how he can be a burn victim. With McKelvin and Carroll gone, the Eagles are set to have their ninth different starting cornerback duo in the last 11 years. This lack of stability highlights a weakness that’s lasted for way too long now.

  • Tony Lippett: Appreciated But Underrated
    The Phinsider

    Tony Lippett: Appreciated But Underrated

    When the Miami Dolphins drafted Tony Lippett in the 5th round of the 2015 NFL Draft, he was presented as a WR on NFL’s live draft coverage. The last of 4 5th round picks in 2015 for Miami. We learned quickly in a press conference that we’d be playing him at CB. I remember thinking: “Damn, how long is it going to take someone who played WR for the last 2 years to play CB in the NFL?” At the same time, it was an intriguing pick, and I thought to myself: “Man, what if his duality (WR/CB) actually helps him learn nuance faster? We’d finally have an answer for taller, big-bodied WR’s that have given us fits.” Xavien Howard showed promise as a rookie, but his NFL season was shortened by injury. Byron