Philadelphia Eagles debate table: Adrian Killins versus Elijah Holyfield

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One intriguing Philadelphia Eagles camp battle features two tailbacks.

Think back to right around this time during the Philadelphia Eagles version of training camp last season. Remember? We were debating whether or not Wendell Smallwood would make the roster and whether or not Darren Sproles had one more run in him. Well, we know how both of those stories worked out, don’t we?

A season that began with the two-headed monster of Jordan Howard and Corey Clement turned heads, but Howard was a nonfactor for the stretch run as he sat out game after game with a ‘stinger’ (despite the fact that we were all told his injury was supposed to make him a ‘day-to-day’ designation).

Boston Scott stepped in and made a name for himself. Philly traded for Elijah Holyfield midseason, seemingly with the goal of giving him the jumpstart on 2020’s season. Every so often, we all kept hearing that Philly needed that ‘next’ Darren Sproles. Fast forward, Sproles is coaching and for the most part, it appears that the Eagles running back room is set, with the exception of the fourth guy that is.

Though you may have heard this before, this year’s ‘Darren Sproles’ isn’t really Boston Scott. Well, it is, but it isn’t. In all honesty, the ‘Darren Sproles’ label is actually one that seems to work better with Corey Clement. He’s the wildcard. He’s the old guy now. He’s the guy that enters camp following two injury-plagued seasons, but here’s the thing. He has a job.

The question is who’s the fourth guy. The battle seems to have come down to Adrian Killins and Elijah Holyfield. Buckle up, it appears that we may take the rest of camp to solve this riddle. In the meantime, here’s your tale of the tape. Here’s an argument for both guys.