Obvious reasons to expect Miles Sanders bounceback this Eagles season

Miles Sanders #26, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles
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Miles Sanders passes both the ‘I’ and the eyeball test. He will produce 1,000 all-purpose yards this season.

Let’s hit on a few more numbers that stand out for ‘Boobie’ Miles. As Player Profiler reminds us, He scored a 78th percentile SPARQ score with the help of a 4.49-second 40-yard dash. At five-foot-eleven and 211 pounds, that’s very impressive. He landed in the 85th percentile thanks to his agility score, and he put up a pretty beastly bench press number at 20 reps.

With that bruising strength and speed, paired with agility, 1000 all-purpose yards from scrimmage is easily within reach for Sanders in 2022. You heard it here first. Here’s another perk. The Eagles were the #1 in team rushing attempts per game and #1 in run blocking rating in 2021. Then, the cherry on top was Sanders being ranked third in true yards per carry. Is he winning you over yet?

The burst still pops off of the screen, along with the long-distance speed as well. There’s definite home-run potential with any carry. The offensive line’s consistent push is evident in the tape as well, so again, it’s easy to see this offensive line leading the way for a 1000-yard plus rushing season.

Sanders is an outstanding check-down option for Jalen Hurts, one that can be electric handling the ball after the catch. His vision and ability to bounce off of tackles are still up there with the best at the position.