I- Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles are the defending Super Bowl Champions. While the team proved they have a capable passing attack, regardless if the quarterback is Carson Wentz or Nick Foles, they love to run the ball. The team added running back Jay Ajayi last season to give the team more options for the running game. But the team lost running back LaGarrette Blount to the Detroit Lions, and so are in the market for a 6-foot-0 250 pound power running back.
Lavon Coleman enters the NFL at 223 pounds, but he could bulk up to fit the Eagles needs. Blount delivered 766 yards on 173 carries. Coleman delivered 407 yards on just 89 carries on a down year. While he doesn’t replace Blount’s big play impact, Coleman is the type of punishing runner Eagles love to hammer at defenses with late in the game. And that Eagles defense will love the chain-moving strategy, as Coleman can keep the time of possession in the Eagles’ favor.
Special special teams play
If the depth chart proves to be too well stocked to afford Coleman his opportunity, he makes an excellent special teams player for the Eagles while he develops into a running back deserving of starting minutes.
The Philadelphia Eagles have six draft picks, and all but one pick fall on day three. If Coleman falls to the Eagles, he would be an incredible bargain for the team which has sufficient depth at virtually all offensive positions. And with the team already boasting former Washington Huskies in cornerback Sidney Jones and defensive tackle Elijah Qualls, Coleman would transition nicely to the Eagles.