There is a high chance the Eagles draft a running back within the first three rounds of the draft.
The Philadelphia Eagles have a few needs on both sides of the ball that they have to take care of in this year’s draft. As time goes on and we get closer to that time, it’s seemed as though the Eagles may be interested in drafting a defensive player in the first round. If the Eagles pass on running backs like Leonard Fournette of the LSU Tigers, Dalvin Cook of the Florida State Seminoles, and Christian Mcaffrey of the Stanford Cardinal, there’s no need to worry. There will be plenty of rushing talent in the next three rounds.
After Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott ended up as a top-level talent last season, teams began to rethink the notion of taking a running back in the first round. You also can’t forget about the guys that got overlooked in the early rounds during past drafts. Remember when the Chicago Bears struck gold in the fifth round when they selected Jordan Howard of the Indiana Hoosiers. He ended up finishing second in rushing yards last season, right behind Elliott. After watching some film on some of the second day prospects, here are some running backs the Eagles could draft outside of the first round.