LeGarrette Blount agreed to terms with the Eagles on Wednesday which means Philadelphia now has the big back they previously lacked.
And Blount isn’t just a “regular” big back. The 30-year-old measures in at 6-0, 250 pounds. That’s 74 pounds more than rookie Donnel Pumphrey! It’s also only nine pounds less than 2017 first round pick defensive end Derek Barnett, who is listed at 259.
Blount sure isn’t afraid to use his size. He’s extremely physical, as seen in the highlights video below (music NSFW). Blount’s skill-set should come in handy in those critical short-yardage situations and the red zone as well. Blount scored a whopping 18 touchdowns in 2016 with the New England Patriots.
If you just can’t get enough Blount film, here are some more clips of him. Including the time he jumped over Byron Maxwell last season.
.@LG_Blount is hurdling humans AGAIN!— NFL (@NFL) September 18, 2016
Just another day at the office. #MIAvsNE https://t.co/nf8wTEjhqL
.@Eagles: Added a 250-pound RB.— NFL (@NFL) May 17, 2017
Also @Eagles: Added a RB who can reverse his field like THIS.
HINT: It's the same player. pic.twitter.com/v7ITUbtuVr
"Hooray!"— NFL (@NFL) May 17, 2017
"Let's do it again!"
"It's so exciting to tackle @LG_Blount!"
Said no defender ever. pic.twitter.com/kh6drNULZ7
This is still one of the filthiest runs I've ever seen #Blount #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/oN8vuL7D7R— Lex Forehead fan acc (@Jefrancis1235) May 17, 2017
LeGarrette Blount is already my favorite Philadelphia athlete pic.twitter.com/cN58IMdznS— Jordie (@BarstoolJordie) May 17, 2017
Here’s an old NFL.com scouting report on Blount.
Strengths: Blount possesses rare size for the running back position. Shows impressive balance on contact, will consistently break tackles and is rarely brought down by arm tackles in the open field. Exhibits good foot quickness and agility for a big back and can make plays in space and on the perimeter.
Weaknesses: Blount only has adequate top end speed. Is a bit of a speed-builder and his burst through the hole is questionable. Elusiveness is just adequate and will not make many guys miss in the hole. Has off the field issues which need to be investigated. Was inconsistent with his work habits in college.
And last, but certainly not least, take a look at Blount’s spider graph.