Philadelphia Eagles: 3 reasons to consider D’Andre Swift at No. 21 in draft

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1. Bringing on Swift would take pressure off Sanders

Around this time last year, the Eagles felt confident enough that Sanders was worthy of a second-round pick in the draft following an impressive career, and this turned out to be exactly the case.

Originally, Philadelphia was hopeful that Howard and Sanders would be a dynamic duo on offense for years to come, but it looks like Sanders will need to find a new partner in crime since things with Howard failed to work out.

At the moment, Scott has the potential to be part of the new dynamic duo with Sanders on offense, but as previously mentioned, if Swift were to become part of the picture, this would easily be a major upgrade at running back for Philadelphia.

Nothing against Scott since there is still plenty of potential to be the answer the Eagles need in the backfield, but there’s a reason Swift is considered one of the top running backs from this year’s draft class, and an addition like this could work wonders for the Eagles’ offense.

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Most importantly, since Sanders still has plenty to prove himself in regards to being able to handle the full-time duties of the top running back on offense, if Philadelphia were to draft Swift, this would take some of the pressure off the second-year running back as well in 2020.