Eagles Reported to Be Targeting Georgia Running Back Knowshon Moreno

Eric QuackenbushSenior Analyst IApril 21, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 22:  Running back Knowshon Moreno of Georgia runs with the football during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 22, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Could it be that the Philadelphia Eagles are considering a running back as their first-round draft choice?

ESPN's Sal Paolantonio seems to feel very strongly that the Eagles will trade up in the NFL Draft on Saturday in order to acquire the services of highly-touted Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno.

After acquiring an All-Pro tackle in Jason Peters from the Buffalo Bills, the Eagles seem to have their offensive line pretty well solidified and can now move ahead with finding franchise quarterback Donovan McNabb an offensive playmaker.

With current Eagles running back Brian Westbrook getting older and becoming more prone to injury, the Eagles could very well be considering a very important move to draft a proven running back this week.

Knowshon Moreno has shown that at the collegiate level he has the speed, maneuverability, skills, and vision to make plays.

Moreno also has good hands for the receiving game that Reid likes to employ with his running backs.

If the Eagles cannot get Moreno by trading up or if Moreno doesn't fall to the Eagles in the first round, then look for Philly to trade down to the second round and draft a running back there.

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