The Philadelphia Eagles would benefit by upgrading their RB room.
The top three names on the Eagles’ running back depth chart are set. Miles Sanders, Kenneth Gainwell, and Boston Scott are the guys. They all provide value, and even though Sanders dealt with nagging injuries throughout last year’s campaign and failed to reach the end zone in 13 in-game appearances (that includes his second-ever playoff start), he failed to reach the end zone.
Expecting a bounceback from Miles, the continued progression of Kenny G, and more of the consistency from Boston that we’ve come to expect are reasonable requests, but this unit lacks something… a sledgehammer.
It would be nice to see a workhorse added, someone who can chew up clock late or grind out tough yards on third and short. Jason Huntley doesn’t qualify.
Currently, he’s the only other running back on Philly’s current roster. Still, if the Birds add someone late in the draft, when the udrafted free agents are acquired, or when teams begin to shore up their training camp rosters by making some late additions, that could change in a hurry.
The Eagles have the NFL’s best offensive line. Imagine what might happen if they add a solid and legitimate big-bodied prospect that can lean on opposing defenses and wear them down ahead of the fourth quarter of games.
That might transform this team’s running game into an even more unstoppable version of the physical team that we saw last season. No one expects the Birds to carry five tailbacks on the 53-man roster, and a quick upgrade may slide Huntley out of the Eagles’ top four.