Visit tracker: Eagles hosting RBs Derrius Guice and Rashaad Penny on pre-draft visits today
17 April 2018 Eagles News
The Eagles are bringing in two of the most talented running back prospects in this years’ draft. Today, LSU running back Derrius Guice and SDSU running back Rashaad Penny are visiting with the Eagles.
Some other visits: RBs Rashaad Penny and Derrius Guice visiting the #Eagles today. Notable for #Giants if they pass on Barkley and are looking for RB at 34. #NFLDraft
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) April 17, 2018
Guice and Penny are two of the best running backs in this draft. The Eagles have shown a lot of interest in Guice especially. However, Penny is the one that might be the most underrated. Here’s what one scout had to say about him. “Volume-carry running back who plays with an active running style that rarely sees him slow his feet. Penny has the short-area foot quickness to create yardage for himself, but he doesn’t really have the burst or long speed to be a homerun hitter. His motor gives him a chance to be a productive NFL starter, but he may lack the explosiveness to be a great back.”
Overall, with the Eagles looking pretty heavily into running backs in this years’ draft, it does tell you a telling tale. It seems like they know it is the perfect time to add talent to that position before they lose a player like Jay Ajayi next year. When you break down the Eagles running back situation, it is not as sure-fire and stable as the other positions on the team. Adding another young running back just secures talent for the impending future.
But, going back to Guice and Penny, Guice would cost the Eagles their first-round pick, IF he falls to them. The Eagles definitely have shown a lot of interest in him, but so has a lot of teams in the league. As for Penny, he is projected as a day two pick, which could mean the Eagles wait to draft a running back and snatch up Penny on day two by trading up. Either way, both prospects could help out the Eagles right away.
With just a little over a week until the draft, having prospects visit you this late in the game is telling, especially since the team is in the building. From here on out, the prospects visiting the Eagles have to be high on their board. Does it mean the Eagles draft them, no? But, you have to think the interest is pretty high.