Miles Sanders won’t have to move very far.
The Penn State running back was taken by the Eagles with the No. 53 pick in the NFL draft. It was their first of two picks in the second round.
The decision to grab the Pittsburgh native was met with positive reception by analysts.
Some experts even projected Sanders as a good fit heading into the draft.
This is the highest pick the Eagles have spent on a running back since LeSean McCoy in 2009. Some analysts already have an idea on how he could be used.
It seems like Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto liked the pick, too.
One possible drawback could be Sanders’ ball security:
Here’s NFL.com’s scouting report:
“Well-built glider with the instincts, footwork and agility to shake tacklers but the frame and pad level to finish with some authority. He can clearly create yardage for himself, but he has average acceleration and might need to expedite his downhill process as a pro. Sanders is more skilled than explosive, but he has the size and talent to develop into a future starter with every-down potential.”
And here’s a highlight video: