EJ Smith- Would Be Shocked If they Took Bijan Robinson
There is a significant portion of the Eagles fan base all in on the Eagles taking Texas RB Bijan Robinson in the first round. Whether it be at pick 10, or from them trading down to later in the 1st. There is another portion of the Eagles fanbase dead set against taking any RB that high, no matter how high. It has been a point of debate for weeks now.
So what side will get their way? EJ Smith from the Philly Inquirer joined The Best Show Ever earlier today. And Bijan Robinson fans just will not be happy to hear his thoughts.
“I would be shocked if it happened... Bijan is a really special player. He would add another dimension to an already special offense… But when you look at team success, when teams use assets like that on the RB position, there is not a strong track record. And an important thing to remember is when you draft an RB that early, you are paying them pretty good money. So you are not getting great positional value or great contract value.
I would never say never. The Eagles do like to think outside the box. But while I think he is a great prospect; I think the Eagles will address a more premium position with that pick at 10.”
Which all sounds very familiar. It is what everyone close to the team has been saying all along. That even with how good of an RB Bijan Robinson is, it is not something the Eagles would do. it is just not a position most teams value high enough to invest a top 10 pick in or the money a top 10 pick would earn. It is why they let Miles Sanders leave in free agency. And it is why so many RBs this offseason have struggled to get big paydays.
EJ Smith also discussed what he thinks the Eagles will do if landing Jalen Carter is a realistic possibility and more.