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Eagles' roster outlook: Running backs | #FlyEaglesFly



We're doing a series to provide an outlook on the Eagles' roster until training camp arrives. Episode 2, running backs.


Is this the year where Miles Sanders finally reaches his potential and becomes a star? It's not like he has been a disappointment for the Eagles, but he clearly could do more for the team and, for a myriad of reasons, never really uses his talent to the full extent. He's a huge asset in the passing game, but his drops and fumbles might never see him ascend to elite levels.


There are high hopes for second-year running back Kenneth Gainwell to take a bigger role on the offense, especially if Sanders struggles with fumbles and drops for another year. Gainwell doesn't have enough upside to be a superstar, but he's a really solid guy who can follow blocks and doesn't dance around the holes too much. He's the perfect number two for a team and there's definitely some talent with him.


Boston Scott is a good three-down back and he does well enough in his role, but it's really difficult to see him getting a bigger role in this offense, even with the focus on the running game - except, of course, when the Eagles are playing the New York Giants. Jason Huntley provides some value as a punt returner and Kennedy Brooks is talented, but he has a mountain to climb in order to get a 53-man spot.


Running back room grade: 4/5. There's some talent and depth but some questions need to be answered.