3 Philadelphia Eagles who are most likely to be surprise cut candidates

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3. player. 54. . . . Elijah Holyfield, running back

Could one of these undrafted Philadelphia Eagles rookie running backs leapfrog Elijah Holyfield and wind up on the roster?

The son of a former World Champion boxer, Elijah Holyfield made quite the name for himself as a prep standout at the Woodward Academy in College Park, Georgia before signing his letter of intent that guaranteed that he’d spend at least three seasons “between the hedges” as a member of the Georgia Bulldogs program. That’s when we really saw what he was capable of.

In college football’s best conference, while playing against several programs that fielded defenses with NFL talent on them, Mr. Holyfield appeared in a few games as a true freshman before going on to play three seasons (27 games) for what’s normally been the SEC East’s best team over the last half-decade.

Things haven’t translated to the pro level as he went undrafted in 2019. He’d find his way onto the Carolina Panthers’ practice squad. Philly brought him into the nest on New Year’s Eve, and the theory was that they were doing so to give him the jumpstart on 2020’s season.

Now, with MIles Sanders, Boston Scott, and Corey Clement almost being guaranteed roster spots and with Philly bringing in two undrafted guys in Adrian Killins Jr. and Michael Warren, who are very interesting in their own right, it isn’t out of the realm of possibility that one of the new guys could sneak past Holyfield for one of what might be four running back spot on the roster. Stay tuned.