PHILADELPHIA – Bryce Brown watched 228 players get selected in the 2012 NFL draft before the Philadelphia Eagles took a chance on him in the seventh round.
There are 31 other teams wishing they chose Brown much earlier.
The rookie running back has been outstanding in his first two starts filling in for injured All-Pro LeSean McCoy. Brown has 347 yards rushing — the second-highest two-game total in team history — and four touchdowns.
"I was high on him when I first put the film on with the few plays that he had while in college," Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said Thursday. "With natural ability, he's a big, strong man that has speed. You put that natural ability and natural feel and instincts to it, and you generally have a good player there."