We’re not even a week removed from the end of the 2017 NFL Draft and there are already a lot of 2018 mock drafts out there. We took a look at SB Nation’s 2018 mock earlier this week. Now it’s time for Todd McShay’s version via ESPN In$ider.
Bo Scarbrough, RB, Alabama* - If Scarbrough stays healthy, he could be a top-15 pick. He was the best player on the field against Washington and Clemson (before getting hurt) in the College Football Playoff. At 6-foot-2 and 228 pounds, Scarbrough is a load to bring down.
Before we get to the pick, it’s worth noting the Eagles are projected to have the 14th pick again in 2018. McShay’s mock order is based on early win projections from Football Outsiders. That’d be pretty lame if the Eagles finished around 7-9 for the third straight season.
But I digress. Back to the pick. Not very surprising to see the Eagles linked to another running back. First it was Saquon Barkley, who goes off the board at No. 7 in this mock, and now it’s Scarbrough.
In two years at Alabama, Scarbrough has rushed for 916 yards and 12 touchdowns on 143 attempts. He also has a mere four receptions for 22 yards. He’s a physical runner, as seen below.
Scarbrough could have entered the 2017 NFL Draft but he decided to stay in school. His stock could be boosted with a big year this fall.
As it currently stands, the Eagles desperately need help at running back. Darren Sproles, Wendell Smallwood, Donnel Pumphrey, and Corey Clement are the only running backs currently on the roster (with Ryan Mathews expected to be cut). The Eagles might look to add another veteran to the mix for 2017, but even if that happens they should still probably take a rusher in next year’s draft.