5 players the Philadelphia Eagles could target in the 2018 NFL Draft
By Ryan Quigley
Bo Scarbrough, RB, Alabama
The Eagles may have signed LeGarrette Blount, but he will become a free agent after the 2017 season. Darren Sproles is also set to retire at the end of the year. At the moment, the Eagles are stable at running back. But that may not be the case by the time next year’s draft comes around.
That’s where Scarbrough comes in.
Scarbrough is a mammoth of a running back, currently measuring in at 6’2″ and 231 pounds. In 2016, he ran for 812 yards and four scores on just 125 carries, which equates to an average of 6.5 (!) yards per attempt.
While Scarbrough isn’t much of a threat as a receiver, he wouldn’t really need to be in Philadelphia. The Eagles added Donnel Pumphrey in this year’s draft, who figures to be the heir apparent to Darren Sproles next season. Pumphrey and Scarbrough would make an excellent one-two punch down the road.