Miles Sanders could be great fit for Philadelphia Eagles in 2019 NFL Draft

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As the Philadelphia Eagles continue to weigh their option for the 2019 NFL Draft, Miles Sanders from Penn State is one option to consider at running back.

One year after having one of the NFL’s strongest ground games, the Philadelphia Eagles took a bit of a step back in 2018 at the running back position, although it wasn’t entirely their fault since injuries unfortunately piled up.

From Jay Ajayi suffering a torn ACL to Darren Sproles hobbled by a hamstring injury early on in the year, the 2018 season was difficult for the Eagles at times when it comes to the running back position, but hopefully things will get back on track next year.

While Ajayi returning hasn’t officially been ruled out just yet, Philadelphia appears to be in a position where they would seem better off by going with someone else to help lead the way in the backfield, which is where Penn State’s Miles Sanders could come into play.

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Last week, Eagles offensive coordinator Mike Groh was in attendance for Penn State’s pro day with the speculation that Philadelphia was most interested in Sanders at running back. And while there are a few weeks left before this year’s draft is officially underway, it’s difficult to ignore that Sanders is already viewed as one of the top running backs from this year’s draft class.

With the No. 25 pick in the first round, the Eagles have numerous areas they could easily focus on, and will most likely consider all options by seeing which players happen to be available when they are officially on the clock.

Penn State knew just how difficult it was going to be replacing Saquon Barkley after the star running back made the leap to the NFL last year since he’s a one of a kind player that was an absolute nightmare for just about every opponent.

Sanders is nowhere near the same level of his former teammate, but watching him take advantage of additional playing time in 2018 by rushing for 1,274 yards with nine touchdowns is just one of many examples to support his potential at the NFL level.

During their epic Super Bowl run from the 2017 season, Philadelphia established a reputation for finding success in the backfield by using numerous running backs, and going with the hot hand in week, which seems like a proper approach once again for 2019.

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Only time will tell when it comes to finding out where Sanders lands as a rookie, but with the Eagles already expressing interest on top of their need for a running back, this could turn into a great fit for both parties.