Eagles expected to add two former first-rounders, one on a tryout basis

The Eagles are adding a pair of former first-rounders to the nest.
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While we're all excited about the Philadelphia Eagles' most recent draft class, the disciplined parts of our personalities tell us that we have to take things with a grain of salt. While the term 'first-round draft choice' follows a man forever, history has taught us that won't always guarantee stardom.

The hope is Philly's 2024 first-rounder, Quinyon Mitchell, is destined for big things. Meanwhile, three days after the announcement of his selection, Philly is reportedly adding two former first-dayers,

The Eagles are reportedly adding Mekhi Becton and John Ross to the preseason roster. The latter joins on a tryout basis.

Following a phenomenal collegiate career with the Washington Huskies, one where he was named a 2016 First-team All-American, First-Team All-Pac-12 nod, and Pac-12 Player of the Year, John Ross was drafted ninth overall during the 2017 NFL Draft. Mekhi Becton was the 11th overall selection of an NFL Draft that occurred three years later in 2020.

Both, as fate would have it, are joining the Philadelphia Eagles. Ross will attend rookie camp on a tryout basis.

Becton spent three seasons with the New York Jets and appeared in 31 games with 30 starts. He missed the 2022 season while sitting on their injured reserve. Injuries also short-circuited things for Ross as well.

The latter would wind up appearing in 27 games for the Cincinnati Bengals with 20 starts. He most recently spent ten games for the hated Giants in 2021 and was a member of the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad last season.

He currently has 62 receptions, 957 yards receiving, and 11 TDs on his NFL resume. Can either of these guys make the roster? It won't be easy, but that's what tryouts are for. We can't wait to see what happens.