Philadelphia Eagles: 5 bold predictions for running backs on 2020 roster

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5. Holyfield earns spot on practice squad

Following a strong junior season at Georgia in 2018 that consisted of 1,018 rushing yards to go along with seven touchdowns, it seemed like only a matter of time before Elijah Holyfield found the right opportunity in the NFL, which unfortunately has yet to happen.

After failing to hear his name called in the 2019 draft, the Carolina Panthers decided to give Holyfield a chance to make a case for a roster spot as an undrafted free agent before eventually joining the practice squad.

Since things didn’t work out for the best with the Panthers, the Eagles decided to give Holyfield a shot towards the end of December, and would love nothing more than to see the running back compete for a spot on the roster with the other running backs.

Holyfield may seem like a long shot at the moment as the No. 4 running back on the roster, and the recent signing of Corey Clement just made his odds to earn a spot even more difficult to achieve.

When taking all of these factors into consideration, the best prediction surrounding Holyfield at the moment seems to be eventually earning a spot on the practice squad, although this is one of those predictions in which Philadelphia wouldn’t be mad if it turned out wrong.