3 Eagles Draft Picks Who May Not Make the 53-Man Roster

Which draft picks could struggle to make the Eagles' 53-man roster?
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The Philadelphia Eagles started the 2024 NFL Draft with a bang. They somehow landed Quinyon Mitchell at No. 22, which was much later than the Toldeo cornerback was expected to go.

As if landing him to fill their biggest need wasn't enough of a win, they traded up in Round 2 and stole Cooper DeJean out of Iowa.

Philadelphia not only doubled up on cornerbacks; but landed two players who were widely considered top-20 picks. They finished Day 2 with Jalyx Hunt, a promising but raw EDGE from Houston Christian as they bolstered the defense to help new coordinator Vic Fangio find success.

They continued to make moves throughout the draft and landed quite the haul, as is often the case. They ended up with nine rookies, and it's hard to see that many making the 53-man roster. Here we look at the three who face the longest odds.

3. Dylan McMahon, G/C, North Carolina State: Round 6, No. 190

This is a pick that made a lot of sense considering the Eagles are replacing Jason Kelce with Cam Jurgens. The former second-round pick from Nebraska has the talent to succeed at center but hasn't played it full-time just yet.

Philly has now protected themselves with Dylan McMahon and Matt Hennessy, another free-agent addition. But if Jurgens proves to be a solid starter and they feel good about Hennessy, that could hurt McMahon's chances — especially since they also drafted Trevor Keegan at pick 172.

Keegan can serve as the primary reserve guard which could push McMahon to the edge. Ideally, both rookies make it but Philly wisely created enough competition that nothing is guaranteed.