EAGLES DRAFT 5-11, 201-LB. RB WENDELL SMALLWOOD OF W. VIRGINIA

By Mary Cunningham

The Eagles got the third day of the 2016 NFL Draft started today by taking West Virginia running back Wendell Smallwood in the fifth round.

Smallwood, 5-11, 201 pounds, was the 153rd overall pick.

The running back finished with 2,462 yards and 12 touchdowns in three seasons at West Virginia, as well as 68 catches for 618 yards.

The Eagles took Smallwood after their was a run on running backs in the fifth round, including UCLA running back Paul Perkins going to the Giants five picks earlier.

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