3 Reasons Adrian Killins could sneak onto Eagles roster or practice squad

Adrian Killins Jr, (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Adrian Killins Jr. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)
Adrian Killins Jr. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images) /

1. Outside of Miles Sanders, nothing about this group stands out.

The more you look at Philly’s current depth chart at the running back position, the more concerning it becomes. Throw Miles Sanders’ name out of the discussion. He’s a former second-round draft selection, and he set team records for all-purpose yards and rushing yards by a rookie, breaking marks held by DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy respectively.

He’s on the team, but what about everyone else?

Truthfully, you have to ask if Boston Scott ready for primetime. Did he sneak up on some people and benefit from the fact Philly played some weak teams down the stretch? How do we evaluate Elijah Holyfield? What about the fact that there’s no sledgehammer or workhorse? Might the “Birds” pick one up later as the season approaches or a veteran to impart wisdom in these guys, or is that left up to Duce Staley?

Does this team need Corey Clement? There appear to be a bunch of guys with the same skillset. Conventional thinking tells you that the “Birds” don’t need Warren. Killins, Holyfield, Scott, and Clement, but if that’s accurate, who can definitively state that one’s better than the other? No one’s head and shoulders above anyone else once you get past Sanders on the depth chart.

Right now, it seems like Killins has just as much a shot at making the roster as anyone else, and if he doesn’t, nothing says he shouldn’t make the practice squad.