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

Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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1. Sanders records more than 1,800 scrimmage yards

As much credit as Scott rightfully deserves for taking advantage of the unexpected opportunity towards the end of last season for playing time, this still doesn’t compare to what Sanders was able to accomplish to end his rookie campaign on a high note.

Some fans were originally surprised over the Eagles using a second-round pick on Sanders during the draft in 2019, mainly because running back wasn’t exactly a top need at the time.

But after watching Sanders step up the way he did when Howard was dealing with his shoulder injury, Philadelphia all of a sudden appears to have a new No. 1 running back to work with for years to come.

Watching the Eagles use Sanders in the passing game as well shows just how much of a threat he can be on offense, and after finishing with 1,327 yards from scrimmage to go along with six touchdowns as a rookie, just imagine what the young running back has in store for 2020.

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If all goes well for Philadelphia, Sanders should be able to crush his previous numbers from last season with ease while making the Eagles feel even better about their situation at running back with the former Penn State star.