Despite not having played a single down in his new pro career, NFL insiders have their eyes on rookie Wendell Smallwood.
With the NFL Season a couple of months away, we are getting to see what a lot of our Mountaineers are doing. In an article posted by NFL.com, it has listed Mountaineer rookie running back, Wendell Smallwood, as one of the Top 10 NFL Players who are not getting the attention they deserve.
In a quote taken from the article by Marc Sessler, the writer says that Smallwood is set to make an impact out of the gate.
10. Wendell Smallwood, Eagles running back: A fifth-round rookie out of West Virginia, Smallwood has been described by various Eagles beat writers as “very impressive” catching passes, a potential first-year “feature back” and the “key” to Philly’s ground game. Ryan Mathews won’t be kicked to the curb, but the versatile Smallwood drew praise from coach Doug Pederson as an “explosive” new piece of the attack. Barring another offseason trope, Smallwood’s set to make an impact out of the gate.
Smallwood chose to forgo his senior season at WVU and was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round during the 2016 NFL Draft.