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Eagles to check out Oklahoma State RB

Oklahoma State running back Kendall Hunter is scheduled to visit the Eagles, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post.

Eagles to check out Oklahoma State RB

Oklahoma State running back Kendall Hunter runs a drill at the NFL scouting combine. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Oklahoma State running back Kendall Hunter runs a drill at the NFL scouting combine. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Oklahoma State running back Kendall Hunter is scheduled to visit the Eagles, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post.

Hunter carried for 1,548 yards as a senior, averaging 5.7 yards per carry and scoring 16 touchdowns. During his four-year career, Hunter piled up 4,181 yards and 37 TDs on the ground.

Per Wilson, Hunter (5-7, 199) is receiving second-round grades and drawing comparisons to Chargers running back Darren Sproles.

He ran a 4.53 40 at the combine and posted a similar time at his Pro Day. Hunter prides himself on being able to do several things well.

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"I wanted to show (NFL scouts) I could do everything, not just run the ball," Hunter told Brandon Chatmon of The Oklahoman. "Show them, in person, my speed, my explosion and I can catch the ball and field punts and kick return."

As I've mentioned before, backup running back could be a need for the Birds, depending on what happens with the CBA. Jerome Harrison has five years of NFL service. If the league operates under 2010 rules, Harrison would be a restricted free agent. That's why the Eagles tendered him at a second-round level, meaning he would almost definitely be back.

But if a new agreement is in place, Harrison could very well be an unrestricted free agent, and it'd be more difficult to re-sign him.

The only other running back on the Eagles' roster is Eldra Buckley, although the Birds also have fullbacks Leonard Weaver and Owen Schmitt.

I've received some e-mails about the annual draft workout list. I'll have the first draft of that posted on Sunday or Monday, now that they are starting to pick up.

And in case you missed it from Friday, I explained why trading Kevin Kolb makes sense if the Eagles are able to get a deal done.


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