The Eagles should be thrilled with what they’re getting from Miles Sanders.
The Philadelphia Eagles organization has several decisions to make at the end of this season in terms of their rosters. One of them relates to the man that they drafted 53rd overall during the 2019 NFL Draft. Running back Miles Sanders is undoubtedly playing a much better brand of football so far in 2022 than we saw from him last season.
Analysts typically score running backs on the following traits as they are displayed during play: physicality, speed, agility, vision, and hands. We should add situational awareness and availability to this list.
Last season, Miles Sanders broke runs outside to avoid contact (and in an attempt to create a big play on every touch of the football). He was also inconsistent in pass protection.
He’s always been fast and explosive. Those traits are among his most elite. He’s consistently shown an ability to rack up big runs. He’s also very agile but, at the same time misused within the concept of the running game.
That took away from the yeoman’s work of the offensive line, but fear not. There are reasons to be excited as we move through the season. Here are two.