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)

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.

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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