Philadelphia running back Miles Sanders is a tremendous weapon for the Eagles offense, if they use him properly.

Considered a dual-threat with tremendous burst, Sanders is the type of back who can take over a game and score from just about anywhere on the field.

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Despite rushing for just 867 yards and catching 28 passes for 197 yards, Sanders was mentioned among NFL running backs as an honorable mention, just outside the Top 10.

"He's underrated. In a better scheme for backs, he'd be a prominent guy. Great burst." -- AFC defensive coach

As noted by the AFC defensive coach, if he was in a better scheme he would have better numbers.  We have been asking for the Eagles to use him better in the offense, and the hope here is that new head coach Nick Siriani will use him in a similar way that the Colts used Jonathan Taylor in 2020.

Speaking of Taylor, it was mentioned in the article that his speed was second only to Sanders when they crossed the line of scrimmage into the open field.

Taylor's explosion is undeniable. He posted seven runs of 20-plus yards, including three of more than 40, and his maximum speed while crossing the line of scrimmage was 20.97 mph, second to Philadelphia's Miles Sanders (21.09).

If Siriani and the Eagles offense utilize Sanders more, he could have a season that looks a lot like Taylor's did with the Colts in 2020, finishing his season with 1,169 yards and 11 touchdowns and 36 catches for 299 yards and a score.

The other NFC East running backs in the ranking were the New York's Saquon Barkley at No.  and the Dallas Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott at No. 7.

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