5 hours ago
What ever happened to Wendell Smallwood?
In 2016 Smallwood showed a lot of potential to be a good running back. Maybe not a starter but a nice rotational back. His rookie season is where I saw the potential. In week 3 of the 2016 season against the Steelers, he rushed 17 times for 79 yards and a touchdown. He looked great that day. And in Week 6 against the Redskins he had an 86 yard kick return for a touchdown. He wasn't used much though, and was put on IR before week 15 of 2016. As a runner he always seemed to be able to fall forward and gain positive yardage. In 2017 he was basically just a reserve back who was only active on game day for kick returns. I'd say just a victim of circumstances, Eagles were loaded at running back. I think now he's on the bubble, he could make the roster, but it would have to be because he won the kick returner competition. However, he does have some value as a running back but he never really gets a chance to prove it, in my opinion. I guess basing the player off 2 games is kind of stupid, but even in the games he didn't get a lot of attempts I liked what I saw.
What do you think? Am I overrating Wendell? Agree/disagree?
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