term role as Eagles’ slot WR

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However, NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah said recently that he envisions Pumphrey occupying a different role entirely.

“We’ll see what their plan is for Pumphrey,” Jeremiah said in a recent interview on 97.5 The Fanatic. “They’ll get him in the slot quite a bit to get him in the mix. There’s not many guys that hold up at that size out of the backfield, but the kid carries the ball as often as anyone in college, and hew as extremely durable.

“If I had to guess, you’ll see [Pumphrey] major in the slot, and minor in the backfield. I don’t think you’re going to see him as a full time running back.”

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Jeremiah’s revelation makes plenty of sense given that Jordan Matthews is in the final Wholesale NHL Jerseys | Cheap Hockey Sports Apparel year of his rookie contract and there have been no substantive extension talks, which could make Pumphrey both a long term replacement plan for Matthews as well as insurance against a potential training camp trade involving the fourth year wide receiver should a team across the league suffer an injury cheap jerseys nhl at the position.

In addition to being a dynamic threat out of the backfield, Pumphrey averaged 8.6 yards per reception over his four year career, racking up 1,039 receiving yards and five touchdowns.

If Pumphrey winds up residing in the Eagles’ wide receiver room, it would mean that in the span of one offseason, the Eagles have added Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith, Mack Hollins, and West Virginia speedster Shelton Gibson in a complete makeover of the position.

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As far as the Eagles overall draft class, Jeremiah says he believes that the Eagles’ 2017 draft class is a group that will lay the foundation for rebuilding the character of the Eagles’ locker room, as well as potentially adding key starters as early as this season including Derek Barnett and Rasul Douglas.

“I think about building your team, but you have to think about building up those individual rooms, those position groups,” Jeremiah said. “They’ve added a lot to these rooms. It goes back to the Torrey Smith signing. Torrey Smith is an unbelievable worker, he has great character. You drop him in that room, and he’s going to have an unbelievable impact.”

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