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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3. Just look at the highlight reel.

Gosh, this guy is small, but he’s also brilliant in space. Killins isn’t going to be an every-down back on any roster, but as a change-of-pace option who gets the ball five to ten times a game, he’s almost too intriguing not to think about.

As mentioned, linebackers and defensive ends are some big guys in the NFL. They can run too, but that doesn’t matter much when you can’t consistently get your hands on somebody.

Sure, Killins played in the American Athletic Conference and that isn’t going to be confused with the SEC, but he crafted a nice resume with the UCF Knights, appearing in 51 career games and posting 2,459 yards on 407 carries, 864 receiving yards on 70 snags and 33 career touchdowns from scrimmage.

Get a load of these highlights, courtesy of the UCF Knights’ official YouTube channel, or check out any highlight reel you can find on him via YouTube. Don’t be surprised if you’re watching them longer than you expected to.

Now, let’s be frank. If Philly or any other team can’t find something to do with this guy, they may want to ask themselves what their coaches are being paid for. Yes, he went undrafted. Sure, there are better conferences than the one he played in. You can argue that Philly’s got better options on the current roster, but this guy has plenty of talent and deserves a shot.

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Don’t be surprised if he makes the end of the roster as a special teams guy or wiggles his way onto the practice squad. Running back is the spot where a young guy can make the biggest impact early. They have more of a license to freelance. It should be fun to see how this guy develops.