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2016 NFL Draft: Wendell Smallwood Drafted By Philadelphia In The 5th Round

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Wendell Smallwood, the reigning Big 12 rushing champion was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 5th round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

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Wendell Smallwood rode his Big 12 rushing championship to the 153rd overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Wendell showed off his versatility during his three years as a Mountaineer becoming a do-it-all back capable of blocking in pass protection, catching out of the backfield, lining up as a receiver or converting 3rd-and-22 in critical bowl games.

The Delaware native will now join Darren Sproles in Philadelphia. The NFL has become more of a pass-happy league and a versatile back like Wendell is always able to contribute.

Here are Wendell's Junior highlights:

Head on over to Bleeding Green Nation to check out more on Wendell's new team.