NFL Draft: Eagles sent RB’s coach to UNC pro day for Javonte Williams and Michael Carter

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The Eagles have 11 picks in the 2021 NFL Draft and could have another 11 more when the 2022 selections process rolls around.

The Eagles have needs on their roster and young explosive players from the ACC could help the rebuild move quicker.

Miles Sanders needs a running mate and the Eagles like to run the ball with a committee approach to the position.

So it shouldn’t be surprising that Philadelphia was amongst the team in Chapel Hill for North Carolina’s pro day.

There, running backs coach, Jemal Singleton had a first-hand look at the duo of Javonte Williams and Michael Carter.

Williams gets most of the attention, but he and Carter both helped solidify UNC’s vaunted one-two punch in the backfield.

The Tarheels averaged 236 rushing yards (11th-highest average in FBS) and 2.9 rushing touchdowns per game (fifth-highest).

Carter finished the season with 1,5112 total scrimmage yards to Williams’s 1,445.

Williams led all Tarheels in scoring, logging 22 touchdowns from scrimmage — the fourth-most in the FBS for the 2020 season.

Williams ranks as the No. 32 ranked prospect on Daniel Jeremiah’s latest top-50 rankings, while Carter failed to crack the top-50.

Carter could be an option for the Eagles, who’ll eventually have to address Mile Sanders’ looming contract situation.

Sanders needs some help in the backfield and the former second-round pick only has two-years left on his deal and the Eagles will need to address his future at some point.

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