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The next Sproles? Eagles add Donnel Pumphrey

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles might have found an eventual replacement for diminutive RB Darren Sproles with another back in the same style: Donnel Pumphrey.

The Eagles took the former San Diego State star with the No. 132 overall pick of the fourth round Saturday in the 2017 NFL Draft. He was one of college football's most prolific rushers over the last three years, and he did it on a 5-foot-8, 176-pound frame. Last year, he capped his career with 2,133 yards on 349 carries at SDSU, and broke the NCAA's FBS record for career rushing yards with 6,405. He's also the first FBS player to compile 5,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in a career, so while size is a concern, his production isn't.

Sproles (5-foot-6, 190) is in the final year of his contract and has said he intends to retire after the season.

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter @ChaseGoodbread.

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