Eagles Have To Consider Running Backs

Brian Westbrook hasn't proven himself to be the most durable back in the league. That leaves unproven young players to take over the workload if Westbrook goes down again. The Eagles may need to consider looking for help in the upcoming draft.

He's not a household name and he won't be going in the early rounds, but Virginia's Wali Lundy may be a name to remember.

Brian Westbrook had yet another injury in 2005 and while Ryan Moats showed a lot of promise, there is no denying the fact that the Eagles may need some help in the backfield.

Enter Wali Lundy from Virginia. Lundy sports good size (5' 11.5", 214 pounds) and is believed to have the physical attributes to potentially become an every down back (was a receiver in high-school) at the professional level.

Lundy is tough and durable. He's a good inside runner who has displayed a style which is compatible with the Eagles offensive scheme. Lundy is one player to keep an eye on as the off-season progresses and the Eagles ponder the history of their running back situation.

Approximately 15 teams have talked with Lundy at the Indianapolis Combine, and the Steelers have been scouting him heavily.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking at running backs with a keen interest this off-season. After all, Jerome Bettis has retired and Duce Staley, though healthy the second-half of the season was virtually inactive, while Willie Parker carried the bulk of the workload throughout the season.

Releasing Staley remains a possibility in Pittsburgh. Along with Bettis' retirement, the move could leave the Steelers relatively thin on the depth chart at running back.


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