The Birds may find their guy in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Before we discuss the possible options available at running back for the 2019 NFL Draft, we must first take a look Philadelphia’s projected drafted picks.
Currently, the Eagles are projected to have nine picks for this upcoming draft. That is one in the first round, two in the second round, two in the fourth round, one in the fifth round and three in the sixth round.
Philly does not have a third-round pick because at the trade deadline the Eagles acquired Golden Tate for a 2019 third-round pick.
If history has taught us anything about how Philadelphia drafts, you can expect The Birds not to select a running back with their first three picks.
The last time the Eagles drafted a running back within the first three rounds was back in 2009 when they selected LeSean “Shady” McCoy in the second-round.
Many college football and draft experts believe this year’s draft class doesn’t possess a special prospect such as Saquon Barkley from the 2018 draft class. However, there are still a handful potential franchise backs the Eagles choose from.
With the Senior Bowl and Combine still to come, the mock drafts are starting to roll out.
According to Bleacher Report, the best running backs to choose from this year are Josh Jacobs from Alabama, David Montgomery from Iowa State, Damien Harris from Alabama, Darrell Henderson from Memphis, and Bryce Love from Stanford.
There is no better time than the present.
No matter how the Eagles find their next running back either through free agency, a trade, or the draft they must act now. The Birds cannot go through another season with poor play from their running backs.
Howie Roseman, it’s time to work your magic and make Philadelphia’s running game great again.