Bijan Robinson to the Eagles?
The NFL Draft is just around the corner and Eagles fans could not be more excited. With a pair of first-round picks and their franchise QB now under contract for the next five years, Philly looks set to make another splash in this year’s Draft and there have been plenty of signs pointing towards the drafting of Bijan Robinson. Peter Schrager just gave us another one.
The Eagles have been linked to the Texas running back all offseason and why wouldn’t they be? After letting Miles Sanders walk and replacing him with Rashaad Penny, it’s clear the backfield lacks long-term stability outside of Kenny Gainwell, and we know that the Eagles don’t tend to value or pay running backs knowing they can squeeze production from cheap and cheerful signings or rookies.
Robinson falls into the latter category, and an aggressive trade with the Saints last year saw the Eagles snatch what would turn out to be the 10th overall pick away from them. They’re now in a prime spot to draft a premier running back for the first time in a long time, and one NFL analyst believes they’ll pull the trigger.
Peter Schrager mocks Bijan Robinson to the Eagles
The Good Morning Football host has released his first Mock Draft of the offseason and it features the Eagles taking Bijan Robinson with the 10th overall pick.
I know the Eagles haven’t drafted a running back in the first round since the 1980s. I also know there aren’t many elite players in this class. Robinson is one. Pure and simple.
Well, that was short and sweet.
In fairness to Schrager, it’s not like you need to really pound the table here. 1,580 yards in his final season was backed up with 6.1 yards per carry. Robinson entered the offseason as the #1 back in his class and cemented that status with a 4.46 40-yard dash and some dazzling agility numbers at the NFL Combine. Robinson would wreak havoc behind this offensive front, and it’s rare to see a back with his power and frame be able to move so elusively. He truly is the best of both worlds and could be the staple of any offense for years to come.
Will the Eagles pull the trigger on Bijan Robinson? Only time will tell…
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