A power back could be the missing piece for the Philadelphia Eagles’ offense. Rhamondre Stevenson has the size, power, and physicality that should translate to the NFL. With the injury history of Miles Sanders and the need to have a bell-cow back instead of a mighty mouse in Boston Scott. One of my big wants and I feel needs this year has been a big, physical running back. I really like Rhamondre Stevenson, running back from Oklahoma. Hopefully, the run game is a big part of the Eagle’s offense in 2021.
Stevenson is 6’0″, 246 pounds, solid runner who’s hard to bring down on single contact. He also has the necessary physicality to use his frame effectively. Stevenson has good contact balance which allows him to convert in short-yardage and goal-line situations. Rhamondre is not a burner, his speed is far from a liability. He has a good short-area burst and decent long speed. He can stretch spaces and find creases up the sideline and light on his feet. This allows him to use his stop-and-start ability, and able to change course. For a powerful back, he has a good mix of burst, light-footedness, and fluidity. The Oklahoma running back also shows flashes of impressive vision and patience.
Stevenson’s size, power, and physicality will help him be the north-south runner that the Eagles could sorely use. He’s a no-nonsense runner. He’ll take on defenders but won’t make them miss very often and will need his blockers to create something of a runway to get him going. While he’s improved in the passing game, he’s limited to the screen game and dump-offs rather than being a guy you can move around the formation.
Stevenson could be a late 3rd round or 4th round pick that could add power to the running back rotation. He doesn’t quite have the proven ability to earn a starting role right away, but he does show that he can be productive working out of a committee. He may be one of those backs who spends his first few years in a committee, then breaks out down the road. A power back could be the missing piece for the Philadelphia Eagles offense.
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