Philadelphia Eagles: 3 mid-round running back options in the NFL Draft

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J.K. Dobbins
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J.K. Dobbins

J.K. Dobbins is a workhorse back.

A four-star recruit out of Texas, Dobbins committed to play running back for Urban Meyer at Ohio State in 2016 and spent three years as the team’s workhorse back.

Though he only played under Meyer for the better part of two seasons, as the coach was suspended for three games in 2018 and handed the reigns over to his top offensive assistant – and former Eagles assistant coach – Ryan Day in 2019.

In his last season at Ohio State, Dobbins ran the ball 301 times for 2,003 yards and 21 touchdowns despite splitting up carries with Master Teague.

In 2019, Dobbins set the Ohio State single-season rushing record over running backs like Eddie George and Ezekiel Elliott. He also showed up in big games at the Horseshoe and played a huge role in helping the Buckeyes beat Michigan in all three of his seasons in Columbus.

Dobbins is also a capable receiver coming out of the backfield, a major facet of the Eagles’ offense.

Whether tasked with competing with Sanders for a starting role or splitting carries in a committee, Dobbins could be a fantastic addition to the Eagles’ offense in 2020 and beyond.