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Eagles check out pair of RBs

As I explained in Friday's piece, running back seems like a position the Eagles are likely to address at some point in the draft.

Eagles check out pair of RBs

Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray may be a target for the Eagles in the NFL draft. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray may be a target for the Eagles in the NFL draft. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

As I explained in Friday's piece, running back seems like a position the Eagles are likely to address at some point in the draft.

The latest names to surface are Oklahoma's DeMarco Murray and USC's Allen Bradford.

Murray (6-0, 213) had a visit planned with the Eagles, according to Adam Caplan of FoxSports.com

He was a big part of the Sooners' offense the last four seasons. Murray carried 759 times for 3,685 yards and 50 touchdowns. He was also productive as a receiver, something the Eagles will undoubtedly be attracted to. Last year, Murray had 71 catches for 594 yards. In his college career, Murray had 157 receptions for 1,571 yards.

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NFL.com's scouting report says Murray is "very capable" in pass protection, and he ran a 4.41 40-yard dash at the combine, fifth among running backs.

Another aspect of Murray's game that will be considered a plus for the Eagles is his experience as a return man. He returned kicks for Oklahoma in each of the past three seasons.

Murray was an All-Big 12 selection last season. Most projections have him going in the second or third round.

Bradford (5-11, 242), meanwhile, worked out for the Eagles on Thursday, a league source tells Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post.

Bradford averaged 7.2 yards per carry as a senior, totaling 794 yards on 110 attempts. Most projections have him slated as a late-round pick or undrafted free agent.


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