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April 29, 2017

Eagles select San Diego State RB Donnel Pumphrey with their fourth-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft

With their second fourth-round pick, the Philadelphia Eagles selected San Diego State RB Donnel Pumphrey.

The Eagles moved up from the 139th overall pick to 132nd overall to select Pumphrey. The move cost the Eagles their seventh-round pick, at 230 overall.

Pumphrey led the nation in rushing last year, with 2,133 rushing yards. He is a very non-traditional rushing leader, at 5'8, 176 pounds, and he might remind some of Darren Sproles for his ability as a receiver.

2016 was far from his first productive year, as Pumphrey topped 1,650 yards in 2015 and 2014 as well:

 Donnel PumphreyRush Yards YPC TD 
2013125 752 6.0 
 2014276 1867 6.8 20 
 2015309 1653 5.4 17 

In fact, earlier this season, Pumphrey broke Marshall Faulk's career rushing record at San Diego State. Pumphrey also has good receiving numbers over his career, catching 100 passes for 1,041 yards and 5 TDs.

A highlight reel:

Sproles has said he will likely retire at the end of the 2017 season. Pumphrey will serve as his eventual replacement.

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