Philadelphia Eagles: 3 free agent RBs to consider following 2020 NFL Draft
By Ben Swanger
The Philadelphia Eagles did not select a running back in the 2020 NFL Draft, but the team could look to add a veteran rusher in the coming weeks.
Miles Sanders has proven to be the top running back on the Philadelphia Eagles roster heading into the 2020 season, but the team could still benefit from adding another veteran at some point.
Boston Scott was a jolt of energy to the Eagles’ offense down the stretch in 2019, but there could be better options that are still on the street to compliment Sanders, especially one of the experienced veterans still available.
Believe it or not, the Eagles have not seen a 1,000-yard rusher since LeSean McCoy eclipsed more than1,300 rushing yards back in 2014.
In the Doug Pederson coaching era, Philadelphia has always tried to bolster their running back room with more than one capable back.
Take a look at 2016 for example when the Eagles backfield was a mess, but Ryan Matthews and Darren Sproles combined for over 1,000 yards.
The following year, LeGarrette Blount and, mid-season acquisition Jay Ajayi helped carry the rock on the way to the Lombardi.
During the 2018 season, the Eagles were unfortunately cursed with injuries in the backfield as Ajayi went down early in the season and undrafted rookie Josh Adams had to pick up the slack.
Finally, this past season, we saw the Eagles acquire Jordan Howard to be paired with second-round pick Sanders.
Without question, Sanders will undoubtedly be the best back on the field for the Eagles in 2020, but can Scott really be counted on for an entire season to be the second back if Sanders needs a break or an injury takes place?
Philadelphia could look to develop their two recent undrafted running backs in Michael Warren II out of Cincinnati and Adrian Killins out of Central Florida, but for the 2020 season, the Eagles could still look to find a better option in a veteran.
With the 2020 NFL Draft officially in the books, let’s take a look at some free-agent options that are still available for Philadelphia to consider at the running back position.