Raheem Mostert Deserves Strong Consideration as Eagles’ No. 4 Running Back

September 4, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Philadelphia Eagles' leader in yards from scrimmage this preseason wasn't Jordan Matthews or Nelson Agholor. It wasn't DeMarco Murray or Darren Sproles, either. It wasn't even Kenjon Barner, fan favorite to win the No. 4 running back job, should such a role even exist.
It was Raheem Mostert, and it wasn't even close. All told, the undrafted rookie out of Purdue racked up 351 yards from scrimmage in four games—157 rushing, 194 receiving and 217 more total than anybody else on the team.
Yet Barner has garnered the bulk of the attention this summer, largely based on punt returns of 92 and 68 yards for touchdown. However, as impressive as those plays were, Mostert has arguably shown more value to the Eagles overall, meriting strong consideration for a roster spot if one happens to be available.
You see, while Barner has those highlight-reel returns, Sproles went to the Pro Bowl as a return specialist last season, and Agholor—a first-round draft pick—had...

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