Philadelphia Eagles Pre-Draft Depth Chart: Offense

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Jan 11, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) looses the ball after being tackled by Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Brad Jones (59) the Green Bay Packers in the 2014 NFC Divisional playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Eagles Running Back Depth Chart: LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles, Chris Polk

2015 Eagles Running Back Depth Chart: DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews, Darren Sproles, Chris Polk

Last year the Eagles running backs were good, but the potential for this year’s backs is amazing. Murray and Mathews both have the talent to be a team’s work horse back, yet the Eagles will have the luxury of having both of them fueling their offense this year.

Chip Kelly wants to utilize a more down hill running scheme this year and he acquired two very talented downhill runners this offseason.

Murray was the leagues leading rusher last season, rushing for over 1,800 yards and 13 touchdowns. He had a lot of carries last season, however, which could be a cause for concern, but there is no way that Murray will see nearly that many carries next season, especially with the running backs sitting below him on the depth chart.

Ryan Mathews is coming of yet another injury plagued season, but Mathews has shown in the past that when he can remain healthy, he has the talent to be one of the top backs in the NFL.

Darren Sproles will be the Eagles change of pace back and will be heavily utilized in the passing game. Sproles will likely see around five to seven touches per game on offense, plus he will be used on special teams. Sproles was very valuable to the Eagles offense last season and I would expect him to have a similar role to the one he had last year.

Chris Polk was the Eagles goal line back last season and he showed flashes of his talent when he was given the opportunity to run the ball last year. His production will probably be down from last seasons, but in case of an injury, Polk is a very good option to have.

Grade: A ~ Not an A because of the injury concerns, but I think this group of running backs will have a very special season next year.

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