Eagles Analysis: Five dark-horse candidates to make final roster

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Aug 29, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Raheem Mostert (48) during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Philadelphia won 39-26. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Raheem Mostert

Mostert is a player who came onto the preseason scene as an extreme long-shot. Many assumed that with the talented stable of backs that the Eagles employ, that any running back brought into camp would have little to no chance of making the roster. In spite of this, Mostert showcased his electric speed and dynamism this summer, quickly making an impression and thrusting himself into consideration.

A decorated track athlete and 60/200-meter champion, Mostert has the raw speed to be an explosive return-man in the league. Now, this is not to say that Mostert hasn’t showed promise as a runner, as he has been equally explosive as a pass catcher, and has flashed patience and decisiveness when carrying the ball. Mostert is likely destined for the practice squad, however, there’s still a chance the staff keeps him as a return specialist as Josh Huff attempts to make the move to full-time starter on the outside.

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