Eagles Picked Jalen Hurts over Dynamic Ohio State RB: Report

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Ohio State RB J.Okay. Dobbins rushed for two,003 yards final season earlier than the Ravens took him within the second spherical of the 2020 NFL Draft.

The NFL Draft was greater than two months in the past, but new rumors abound about what the Eagles did or didn’t do in that fateful second spherical.

What Philadelphia did do was choose Oklahoma dual-threat quarterback Jalen Hurts with the 53rd general decide, a call met with consternation at first. The Eagles had a lot larger wants on offense, significantly at broad receiver and operating again. Whereas the narrative on the Hurts’ decide has mellowed — personally, I’ve come to embrace and like it — there are others who nonetheless can’t stand it.

But it surely’s extra necessary to place it in context in opposition to the backdrop of the gamers the Eagles handed on to draft Hurts. For starters, one report claimed the crew might have packaged their first-round decide (21st general) plus the 53rd general to maneuver up and take CeeDee Lamb. He went to Dallas after the Oklahoma wideout was graded essentially the most worthwhile school receiver since 2014, per Professional Soccer Focus. In fact, that may have meant no Jalen Reagor in Philly.

Earlier this week, Sports activities Illustrated’s Albert Breer dropped an attention-grabbing nugget concerning the Eagles’ trying arduous at two different gamers within the second spherical: Southern Illinois security Jeremy Chin and Ohio State operating again J.Okay. Dobbins. Here’s what Breer wrote about it:

I feel the primary argument right here is how excessive Hurts was picked, provided that the Eagles simply gave their younger franchise quarterback a top-of-the-market deal. Solely time will inform us the remainder of the story. And if you need one thing to trace popping out of all this: Southern Illinois S/LB Jeremy Chinn (Panthers) and Ohio State RB J.Okay. Dobbins (Ravens) have been two gamers I’d heard would’ve been into account, had Hurts not been the decide at 53. Gun to my head, I say Philly would’ve taken Chinn in that circumstance.

Chinn ended up going 64th general to the Carolina Panthers whereas Dobbins went 55th general to the Baltimore Ravens. Sure, each gamers have been there for the taking however the Eagles most well-liked Hurts.

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Whereas Breer factors out that Chinn was the doubtless selection over Dobbins, let’s focus the remainder of this dialog on Dobbins. The 5-foot-10, 217-pounder completed sixth within the Heisman Trophy voting in 2019 after speeding for a mind-boggling 2,003 yards for the Buckeyes. His 21 speeding touchdowns ranked third-best within the nation.

Dobbins didn’t run the 40-yard sprint on the NFL Scouting Mix however has beforehand clocked it in 4.45 seconds. Did that harm his draft inventory? In all probability not. NFL scouts knew precisely what they have been getting with the Texas native — a hard-charging, athletically-gifted child who performed in all 42 video games in three years at Ohio State.

“I’m a fairly athletic man,” Dobbins advised reporters, through 24/7 Sports activities. “I’m fairly quick as properly and lots of people attempt to say that I can’t catch as a result of I unintentionally took my eyes off the display screen cross within the Playoff recreation. However I had 70 catches — or greater than 70 catches — so I feel I can catch fairly good.”

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In the meantime, the Eagles are reportedly nonetheless trying to find a veteran operating again to share snaps with Miles Sanders in 2020. They’ve been principally linked to Devonta Freeman and LeSean McCoy after admittedly letting Carlos Hyde “slip via our fingers.”

There are a couple of different choices, guys like Royce Freeman (through commerce) or free brokers Theo Riddick or Lamar Miller. Proper now, it seems to be as if the Eagles will enable Corey Clement, Boston Scott, Elijah Holyfield, Adrian Killins and Michael Warren to struggle for the spot in camp. Scott has the within observe as a consequence of his versatility as a pass-catcher out of the backfield.

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