After taking a moment to internalize the Eagles’ decision to sign Corey Clement, we’ve finally found the words to express how we feel about the decision.
If any of you had the ability to see that the Philadelphia Eagles would take Corey Clement post-NFL Draft as an undrafted free agent, then you should consider a career change. You should quit your job, move to Las Vegas, visit the casino’s daily and live out your days in prosperity.
Clement averaged 4.4 yards per carry, ran for 1,375 and reached the end zone 15 times in his final season with the Wisconsin Badgers. His addition to the Eagles backfield doesn’t necessarily solve any real issues, but it does make everyone watching feel better about what’s going on. There’s an outside shot that, with hard work and coaching, Clement could end up being pretty productive.
Check out our first highlight reel, provided by Harris Highlights. For more clips like this one, check out their YouTube page by clicking here.
Now, there are two sides to every story. Clement was unliked by many of his teammates, and he had his share of off-field issues. Then, there’s the fact that history isn’t exactly on his side. Wisconsin doesn’t really have a legacy of seeing the majority of their running backs find success in the NFL. Look no further than Ron Dayne for evidence. Clement does, however, tip the scales at 221 pounds. That gives the Eagles a bigger back, something many of us were looking for when the draft began.
Here’s one more highlight reel from Philly’s Finest Productions. Check them out on YouTube as well.
Yes, he bounces off of tackles. You can see that he made a ton of his yardage with his ability to stay upward following contact. A slow 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine hurt his stock a little, but the hope is the newest member of the Philadelphia Eagles can find his way into Duce Staley‘s rotation.
No one will complain if that happens.