Senior Bowl Standout, Meet Joshua Kelley

We all know the Philadelphia Eagles are going to need to fill that third running back void. As Joey Delco mentioned in a previous article, we have Miles Sanders (Finesse, RB1) and Boston Scott (Speedy, Scatback). The missing piece is a physical, downhill runner that runs between the tackles and always falls forward.

Insert Joshua Kelly:

In 2 years at UCLA, Kelley had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons finished with 2,303 yards and 24 rushing touchdowns behind a bad offensive line. With 27 receptions for 193 yards, he showed the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield as well. My eye caught him at the senior bowl where he should have won the MVP (15 carries for 105 yards). He has since followed that up with solid numbers at the combine, therefore, making him a late bloomer for the 2020 draft.

As with most rookie role players, he will have to find a way to contribute on special teams. He returned kicks in high school, however that most likely does not translate to the NFL level. Kelley is a great fit to provide that 1-2 type punch the Eagles are missing without Jordan Howard. Late round value is something every team looks for and Joshua Kelley might just be the answer.

Freddy Burns
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