Should the Philadelphia Eagles Draft a RB at #10
If the pick is University of Texas’ Bijan Robinson, yes the Eagles should draft a running back at 10. The Eagles do need to fill both safety positions. They could use some younger D-Line help too, but they have a 2nd 1st round pick that they can use on something like that.
There is always the “you don’t draft a RB in the first round” crowd argument and solid proof to deal with when having this conversation. Yes, your argument has good evidence, but if they’re an absolute stud it’s a reasonable risk to take in certain circumstances. It just so happens that the Eagles current team might just be in those circumstances. Imagine Saquan Barkley, Christian McCaffery, an early career Ezekiel Elliot or Todd Gurley behind this offensive line. This offense is at it’s best when they are jamming the ball down a defense’s throat, so capitalize on that strength with the best running back in the draft. You can be a great offense, and get by with running back by committee, but wouldn’t it just be better to have a workhorse stud to go along with your stud QB and pair of stud WRs?
The best description I’ve seen about what adding Bijan Robinson is like was made by Kyle Brandt on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football. He compared the Eagles to having that super nice house and some F-you money (he called it screw you money). What do you spend F-you money on? Kyle said, you spend it on that faucet over the stove that is only used for filling pots. Bijan is the Eagles pot filler faucet. Time to use that F-You money Howie! Here is the segment from Good Morning Football talking about whether the Eagles should draft Texas RB Bijan Robinson at #10: