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SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 21: Josh Adams /
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Josh Adams, RB

Josh Adams is a suburban Philadelphia native who spent three seasons at Notre Dame. It was shocking to see the big-bodied back go seven rounds without finding a team. Luckily, the Eagles were ready to bring him in the second the seventh-round concluded this past weekend.

All throughout the draft, the Eagles were expected to take a running back. They were initially projected to take a running back as early as the first-round throughout the entire scouting process. After trading back deep into the second-round, all of the Eagles popular options were long gone off the board. Although they still have Jay Ajayi, Corey Clement, and Darren Sproles around, they could use another solid-sized runner to make up for the loss of LeGarrette Blount.

Adams was able to play all 13 games in 2017, but he did it while fighting through injuries. He may not come in as the healthiest back, but the Eagles will be hopeful that their training staff can get Adams ready to compete at a high level. Not only should Adams make this roster, but he could absolutely be plugged right into the backfield’s rotation just like Clement was in 2017.

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