Philadelphia Eagles debate table: Adrian Killins versus Elijah Holyfield

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Philadelphia Eagles fans just can’t stop thinking about this Adrian Killins fella.

Think about things this way. Elijah Holyfield is your luxury car. He’s your Lincoln. You walk outside every day. The engine cranks every time. He’s totally capable. He’s totally dependable.

Then, there’s Mr. Killins. He’s your Ferrari. He’s fast. He’s shiny. He looks cool. Heck, he says that he’s the fastest guy on this Eagles roster. Sure, he’s five-foot-seven and 161 pounds, which basically means that he could fight in boxing’s light heavyweight division if he wanted to, but while thinking about him seeing him get run over by Jaylon Smith makes you cringe, thinking about watching him run around Leighton Vander Esch makes your mouth water and your stomach growl.

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Truthfully, Philly may not need Killins on the 53-man roster if they have Scott, Sanders, and Clement, but he could provide an added dimension that Holyfield doesn’t. He’s a potential rotational guy that could return kicks or punts, work as a gunner on special teams, and yes, line up in the backfield and do work as both a runner and receiver.

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Killins might be the most versatile running back that Philly has in camp. The question that they need to answer for themselves is a simple one. Do they want more speed or someone that can help them salt leads away late in games if they’re leading? That could be the determining factor in who winds up being the fourth running back on the depth chart.