5 draft moves from NFC East rivals in 2024 that should worry Commanders fans

These incoming rookies will give Washington a tough time...
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Quinyon Mitchell and Cooper DeJean

Howie Roseman did it again everybody.

The Philadelphia Eagles walked out of the 2024 NFL Draft with not one, but two elite defensive back prospects. After the secondary became easily their biggest weakness last year, they might have fixed it in one offseason thanks to their first two picks during the college selection event.

Quinyon Mitchell should be able to slide into the cornerback No. 2 spot opposite Darius Slay right away. He is an elite athlete who can run all over the field with his ball skills. His movements are effortless and there's a level of fluidity to his playmaking that's hard not to love.

His performance during the NFL Scouting Combine showcased his speed and athleticism. Mitchell ran a lightning-fast 4.33-second 40-yard dash to wow those in attendance. He is elite in zone coverage and displays great field vision and football IQ for good measure. The former Toledo star can struggle in press-man coverage, but the scope for further improvements is high.

Cooper DeJean is a prospect that not many people expected to fall out of the first round. Perhaps it's because NFL scouts viewed him more as a safety/nickel at the next level, which is where he could potentially operate for the Eagles when push comes to shove.

DeJean is also extremely athletic and displays elite, natural zone coverage ability. He is a disciplined hard-working player and that shows in his play. He has outstanding ball skills and a true knack for the football. The former three-sport athlete displays eye-catching athleticism - something he put on full display during his pro-day shortly before the draft.

Trading with the Washington Commanders to secure DeJean's services was a controversial play by Adam Peters. Whether it comes off or not will be closely examined by fans and analysts alike.

The Commanders' strong skill position group on offense now has their hands full every time they play Philadelphia.