2011 NFL Draft: 5 Mid-Round Running Backs Philadelphia Eagles Should Consider

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2011 NFL Draft: 5 Mid-Round Running Backs Philadelphia Eagles Should Consider
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After working out multiple running back prospects prior to the draft, all indications point towards the Eagles drafting a running back this year. 

We don't know exactly how high the team values that spot because they definitely have more important needs.  However, it seems like they'll look for a potential backup for LeSean McCoy.

Right now, it's hard to gauge what type of running back they're most interested in.  They've looked at backs with a variety of different styles.  Some have been guys built on speed, while others are built on power.

I've always been a fan of the Eagles having a big running back who can slam the ball up the middle when necessary.

Jerome Harrison seemed to fit that kind of mold last season, but the Eagles rarely used him.  Keeping that in mind, I don't want to see the Eagles draft a bigger back if they don't intend on using his skill set.

One of the biggest assets the Eagles probably evaluate when looking at young prospects is their ability to catch the ball out of the backfield.

Running backs in the Eagles system have to be able to catch just as well as they can run, if not better.

I do believe the Eagles will draft a running back this year, and here are five mid-round players they could be considering.

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