Don’t look now, but a former Philadelphia Eagles draft prospect, John Ross, is seeing his name linked to ‘The Birds’ again.
History has a way of repeating itself. Stop us if you’ve heard this story before, but one of the narratives of the Philadelphia Eagles‘ offseason will be finding skill players to surround Carson Wentz with. Might John Ross be an option?
Philly seems to be pretty well off at the tight end position, but the running back and wide receiver rooms have holes. As far as the glamour position goes, everyone’s almost certain that Golden Tate is gone.
Then, there’s Mike Wallace. There’s a chance that Philly may give him another shot, but the facts are the facts. No one thinks Wallace is a long-term solution, and now, he’s coming off of an injury.
If we know Howie Roseman, and if you’re an Eagles fan, you have to say you’ve seen this story before. The Eagles’ executive vice president of football operations will be searching waiver wires, the free agency pool, draft prospects and everything that’s at his disposal to find a legitimate compliment to Alshon Jeffery and add depth to the Eagles’ wide receiving corps.
Rumor has it that John Ross is on the Eagles radar. It makes sense. They’ve shown interest in him before. Prior to drafting Derek Barnett and Sidney Jones in the first two rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Eagles had a pre-draft visit with him and met with him at the combine. They also went to his Pro Day and had a private workout with him.
Remember when Eagles head coach Doug Pederson shared some thoughts on him? Take a look:
"Well, a guy like (Ross) is dynamic. (He) has good speed. (He’s) elusive, quick, (and his) short-area quickness is the things you see on film with him and on tape. He’s a guy, I think, wherever he ends up, could potentially be a difference maker because of the speed and that elusive quickness once he has the ball in his hand."
Keep an eye on this one. It may grow legs as rumor has it that the Cincinnati Bengals may begin to try to shop him for a pick or another player, and they may begin doing so as early as the 2019 NFL Combine.