The Philadelphia Eagles might be looking to fill some holes next offseason with these two players.
UAB has burst back onto the scene in the past three seasons after temporarily shutting down their football program from 2015 to 2016. They’ve gone 28-13 with two division titles and one Conference USA Championship since returning. Running back Spencer Brown has been instrumental in that success. He had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons to start his career at UAB and has put up 27 touchdowns in that span. During the latter of those two years, at one point he had a streak of nine games with at least one touchdown. He carried that momentum into the conference championship and earned MVP in that game with 156 yards and a touchdown on 31 carries.
Brown has put up 13 100-yard games during his 39-game career and it’s not a surprise considering the bulldozer that he is at 220 pounds. He reportedly squatted close to 600 pounds in his freshman year.
Ball security is also one of his best skills as he’s fumbled just four times in three seasons. 2019 was a bit of a down year for him as he dealt with a nagging ankle injury and put up just 566 yards on 150 carries with just five touchdowns. There’s no doubt he’ll have a chip on his shoulder with this being his last chance to impress before the draft.
2020 should start off with a bang for UAB’s career rushing leader versus Central Arkansas. The Eagles might look for a power back in next year’s draft if they aren’t sold on Elijah Holyfield and Michael Warren this year and Brown is a respectable option in the middle round.