Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Boom or bust late-round SEC offensive prospects

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Rose gives the Philadelphia Eagles some much-needed help for Miles Sanders.

Raise your hand if you’re one of those Birds enthusiasts that cringed when Doug Pederson, Duce Staley, and this Philadelphia Eagles franchise began making proclamations about giving Miles Sanders the full load.

Now, that isn’t a knock on Miles Sanders. We all know that he’s talented. What that is, however, is an acknowledgment that ‘Boobie’ needs help. He’s been on the sideline much too often for any Eagles fans’ liking, and if this team doesn’t get him some assistance, he’s either going to get hurt more often or see himself to a short career thanks to Philly’s over-usage of him.

Asim Rose of the Kentucky Wildcats is a nice option if Philly elects to address a backup running back late. Yes NFL fans, this is a story about football, and yes, we’re referencing Kentucky. They’re building something interesting in Lexington if you haven’t noticed.

The former Wildcats star stepped in for a program legend, Benny Snell, and he did a very nice job, racking up 1,492 rushing yards on 255 carries and reaching the end zone eight times over the course of the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

Give him 1,971 rushing yards, a 5.8 yards-per-carry average, 13 rushing touchdowns, another 233 yards on 30 snags, and a receiving touchdown for his 42-game career.