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ESPN position rankings - Running Back

Someone didn't do their homework... Despite mentioning rookies in most of these position evaluations for teams, ESPN decided to ignore the fact that the Eagles drafted two big backs(Tony Hunt, Nate Ilaoa) when leveling their criticisms of the Bird's run game.

They ranked the Eagles' RBs at #19 citing their need for a big between the tackles runner... you know, like Tony Hunt & Nate Ilaoa.

19. Philadelphia Eagles
Under head coach Andy Reid, the Eagles have always had talent in the backfield. When starting QB Donovan McNabb was injured last season, they did a much better job of using that talent. Starting RB Brian Westbrook has shown that he is physical enough to carry the load as their No. 1 option. Westbrook puts a tremendous amount of pressure on opposing defenses because of his versatility. Backup Correll Buckhalter has overcome injuries to be a decent backup. No. 3 RB Ryan Moats is a poor man's Westbrook and is more of a scatback type. This team still lacks that big punisher to run between the tackles, but the Eagles have three running backs who fit the West Coast offense, which is what Reid likes in the position.

The top 5 were the Chargers, Chiefs, Skins, Jags, and Vikings. Why put the Vikings so high? Oh that's because they drafted a RB...

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