As a rookie in 2016, Wendell Smallwood saw limited action but made the most of it with two games rushing for at least 70 yards in each.  In his final collegiate season at West Virginia, Smallwood posted eight games with over 100 Rushing Yards and in the other five games he rushed for no less than 72 yards.  Also Smallwood had 9 Rushing Touchdowns at WVU in 2015.

West Virginia Football Head Coach Dana Holgorsen joined Mike Gill on Wednesday and discussed Wendell Smallwood skills as a Running Back:

"Wendell had an unbelievable Junior Year; early in (his time at West Virginia) he focused a lot on doing Dual Threat stuff, he'd be out there running as Receiver and really worked on his receiving skills and then once Charles Sims left to go to the NFL, (Wendell) took over for him and went out there and really established himself as the main, feature back, the guy that we wanted to handle the ball to about 25 times (per game).  He's always been good on Special Teams whether it's Return or just the blocking and tackling aspect.  He's a Football player so what his role is what they want it to be, he is versatile and can do a lot of things."

Checkout what Holgorsen had to say about Eagles 2017 Draft Picks Shelton Gibson and Rasul Douglas along with latest on West Virginia Football Program

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