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Bryce Brown has yet to even play a snap in the NFL, so it is understandable if his inclusion on this list provokes skepticism. However, don’t be surprised if he quietly makes an impact this year as LeSean McCoy’s immediate backup.
For much of the offseason, Dion Lewis was believed to be the unquestioned backup to McCoy. Then the Eagles drafted Brown in the seventh round of this year’s draft and signed undrafted rookie Chris Polk shortly thereafter. Even then, most thought Brown would be a camp body at best.
Now, Brown continues to draw rave reviews, especially from Eagles running backs coach Ted Williams. He is built to be an every down back at 6’0” and 223 pounds, and posted a fast 4.48 forty time. He will be an intriguing player to watch in training camp.
Granted, he will be a bit rusty after playing limited football in college. But if he can shake off the rust and showcase his talent, he will be a good bet to eventually become McCoy’s backup and could see a decent amount of carries.