The Eagles have hosted their second of thirty pre-draft visits, bringing in combine record-setting wideout, John Ross. According to Chase Goodbread, the Washington wideout flew to Philadelphia before flying home tonight ahead of a shoulder surgery.
No player may have helped his stock and made himself more money than Ross at the combine. Showing off his incredible speed with his 4.22 forty time, combined with his strength in the bench and great hands, Ross may prove to be a top ten pick.
After the Eagles acquired both Torrey Smith and Alshon Jeffery in the last few days, it’s unlikely to see them eyeing up a receiver in the first round as well. Although the wideout corps would be stacked in such a scenario, the Eagles have made too much progress to roll the dice in the first round. Although, stranger things have happened..and if they truly have adopted a “best player available” mentality, then Ross could be a fit.
“I got a chance to talk to the whole (Eagles) offensive staff, pretty much, coach (Frank) Reich, coach (Mike) Groh, coach (Doug) Pederson. It was exciting,” Ross said.
With 18 touchdowns last season alone, it’s clear Ross has star potential..but to make things even tastier for the Eagles, he modeled his game after DeSean Jackson. The former Eagles wideout actually mentored Ross and has helped him refine his craft before making the jump to the next level.
The list of prospects to meet with the Eagles now stands at two, as Ross joins Alabama CB, Marlon Humphrey.
Whether or not the Eagles should consider taking the receiver who amassed 1,157 yards in 2016, with their first round pick or not is likely going to be debated for weeks to come. But opinions aside, it’s clear that Ross has all the traits to develop into one of the most lethal speed threats in the NFL.
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