It has been 31 years since the Philadelphia Eagles spent a first-round pick on a running back. In 1986, the team took Ohio State running back Keith Byars with the 10th overall and he went on to accumulate 54 career touchdowns in a 12-year career.
However, the Eagles haven't exactly had the most success with running backs in the first round. Outside of Hall-of-Famer Steve Van Buren, the Birds have never drafted a running back in the first round who went on to have a 1000-yard season. That's not good.
But now, as the Eagles search for a running back who can complement Carson Wentz's skillset, a trio of 'backs are entering the draft, each one worthy of a top selection. Leonard Fournette has the pedigree of a pure-bred race horse and Dalvin Cook's tape makes him look like the second-coming of Jamaal Charles. But, perhaps the most tantalizing prospect is Stanford's Christian McCaffrey.