3 Running Backs the Eagles Should Draft to Replace D'Andre Swift

If the Eagles want to replace D'Andre Swift in the draft, these should be their targets

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2. Audric Estimé, Notre Dame

If you want a running back who looks the part, Audric Estimé is your guy. The Notre Dame product stands 5-foot-11 and weighs 227 pounds, proving to have the build of a power back in the NFL.

He scarcely saw the field as a freshman but then put up 920 yards and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore. He then took off in 2023 with 1,341 yards and 18 touchdowns for the Irish, while averaging 6.4 yards per attempt. In addition to his power, Estimé is a better receiver than he gets credit for according to Lance Zierlein of NFL.com.

"He’s naturally powerful with adequate foot agility. Estimé doesn’t have the bend to be a one-cut runner but can make reactive cuts to sudden tacklers near the line of scrimmage. If he can hit the gas with a heavier foot, he’ll continue to break tackles and maximize yardage after contact. He’s a better weapon out of the backfield than he might get credit for being, and he could check into the league as part of a two-headed running attack with the ability to shine near the goal line." — Zierlein, NFL.com

If there's any area of concern, it would be his pass blocking. Estimé has the ability to do this but needs to refine this part of his game. If he can do this, he would be seen as a potential three-down back. And an excellent option for the Eagles.