Miles Sanders evolving into running back the Eagles expected

When the Eagles selected Miles Sanders in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, he was expected to become a lead back. The Penn State product showed impressive flashes early, but he dealt with injuries and inconsistency over his first three seasons.

Sanders has made a statement this season with his play, and is proving capable of being an every-down back. 

Following his 80-yard performance in a Week 2 win over the Vikings, Sanders ranks seventh in the NFL in rushing yards with 176 yards. In Week 1, he scored a TD after scoring none in 2021. 

Ninety-three of Sanders’ rushing yards, 52.8 percent of his rushing yards, have come after contact. If he maintains that figure, it would be a career-high for the 25-year-old. In 2021, that figure was 37.5 percent. 

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