The next great Michigan State running back
The Eagles will be in the market for a running back this offseason. Whether it be through the draft or free agency the Birds need to establish the ground game. LeGarrette Blount spent one season in Philly but he was effective and helped wear down defenses en route to a Super Bowl. However, the Eagles lacked his presence last season. Michigan State running back LJ Scott could be that Blount esque type runner that can help the Eagles late in games.
Scotts draft profile
Now there was a guy by the name of Le’Veon Bell who had a nice career at Michigan State and ended up being drafted in the second round back in 2013 by the Steelers. There are people who see some Bell in Scott’s game.
At 6’1 225 Scott is the exact same height and weight as Bell. Now Bell is a proven talent and when on the field is one of the
Steady production for the Spartans
In four years in
As a freshman, he found the end zone 11 times including the game-winning touchdown in the BIG-10 Title game sending the Spartans to the first-ever College Football Playoff.
Would Scott fit with the Eagles?
The Eagles love the committee approach and I could see Scott fitting in very nicely. He has
He did, however, gut it out in his final career game in the Red Box bowl against Oregon carrying 24 times for 84 yards. With that said a coach like Doug Pederson could ignite and get the most out of Scott.
Senior Bowl and Combine
Scott was invited to the Senior Bowl but ultimately could not play as a result of the ankle injury that plagued him for the majority of his senior season. Scott’s next opportunity to impress will come at the NFL Combine.
The Eagles should certainly have their eye on the Michigan State running back. While he may not be a featured back immediately he can be someone the Eagles develop and maybe he can eventually be the next Bell.
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