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GroundedBird
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BOTTOM LINE Pumphrey is an efficient, natural back who runs with outstanding tempo and vision. Has outstanding agility and ability to disappear and leave tacklers grasping at air in open field. While he has good burst and quickness, he does lack the home-run speed expected from such small running backs. He won't even be an option for teams married to physical minimums, but there is a place on the roster for his talent provided he can become a return man or viable receiving option as well.
Eyrie
The Sproles comparison is valid only with regard to both being undersized. Pumphrey has no return experience, so that is something that he would have to learn.

It's a head scratcher, but the Eagles must see something in him given that they traded up.
Joegrane
Yes, I'm surprised that they traded up for him. They gave up a 7th to move up, correct?

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Donnel Pumphrey, RB, San Diego State
Height: 5-8. Weight: 176. Arm: 28.13. Hand: 9.63.
40 Time: 4.48.
Projected Round (2017): 4-6.
4/25/17: Pumphrey was superb in 2016. He averaged 6.1 yards per carry for 2,133 yards with 17 touchdowns. Pumphrey also made 27 receptions for 231 yards. If he were bigger, he would definitely be rated higher. Pumphrey had a prolific college career, becoming the all-time leading rusher in NCAA history. Pumphrey was okay at the Senior Bowl, but his size is a big detriment for the NFL.
http://walterfootball.com/draft2017RB.php


That still leaves them without a big back.

QUOTE (Eyrie @ Apr 29 2017, 01:42 PM) *
The Sproles comparison is valid only with regard to both being undersized. Pumphrey has no return experience, so that is something that he would have to learn.

It's a head scratcher, but the Eagles must see something in him given that they traded up.
Aitkens
Some were saying that the Cowboys loved him and were considering him @ 133. Whether it's true or not, if it has any level of credibility, the Eagles were smart to jump up and grab him knowing that he wouldn't have been there at their original pick.
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