Which running back prospect is the best fit for the Eagles?

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#9 Ryquell Armstead

Speed: 6
Versatility: 5
Getting to the corner: 4.5
Body control: 6.5
Effort: 8
Power: 7
Patience: 7.5
Pass pro: 5
Red flags: 0

TOTAL: 49.5

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Temple product Ryquell Armstead appears to have built quite the rapport with Duce Staley and it’s not hard to see why. He’s elusive enough to slip through the cracks, but has an angry running style, backed up with a tough mentality. Armstead has long strides on his side, but he doesn’t have the long speed that will see him consistently beat defensive backs to the end zone. Armstead is built like a bowling ball and posted a strong 40-yard dash considering his size. He runs patiently, sells his angles with his eyes and is able to cut on a dime with ease.

However, his running isn’t as precise as some of the others on this list and he struggles to change direction at higher speeds without dropping down a few gears. Turning the corner can be a little tricky, with Armstead not quite having the agility to turn sharply upfield. Blocking is a development area and he isn’t the most polished receiver.

Armstead would be another bargain bin buy for the Eagles, as a north/south runner without the durability concerns of Bryce Love, but lacks some of the home run potential that the Stanford product has in his arsenal.

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