Maurice Jones-Drew was a solid running back during his time in the NFL and as he’s made the transition to an analyst, he’s picked up the penchant for really interesting hot takes.
Jones-Drew recently ranked all 32 starting running backs around the NFL and he somehow dropped Miles Sanders all the way to the backend, at No. 27 overall.
Philadelphia Eagles · Third season
2020 stats: 12 games | 164 att | 867 rush yds | 5.3 ypc | 6 rush TDs | 28 rec | 197 rec yds | 0 rec TDs
Sanders has shown flashes of being a really good player in both the run and pass games over his first two seasons. He was more productive as a runner in 2020, averaging 5.3 yards per carry, but wasn’t the pass-catching threat he was in his rookie season. Sanders must show up and have a Saquon Barkley-esque impact on the offense to help alleviate pressure from second-year QB Jalen Hurts. I’m looking for more consistency here.
Only Myles Gaskins, Devin Singletary, Mark Ingram, Damien Harris and Tevin Coleman finished behind Sanders, who has yet to eclipse a 1,000 yards in a single season.