Eagles Draft Rumors: Philadelphia Interested In Fast Rising UTEP RB Aaron Jones

The Philadelphia Eagles have a need at running back with as Darren Sproles will be 34 years old next season, and Ryan Mathews' future with the franchise is in doubt.

They could take a running back in the first round (they have been linked to FSU's Dalvin Cook and Stanford's Christian McCaffrey), but they have also been linked to several cornerbacks.

If they do pass on a running back in the first round, Philadelphia is showing interest in Aaron Jones, a fast-rising prospect from UTEP, according to Kristian Dyer of the Sporting News.

Aaron Jones is one of the fastest risers among 2017 NFL Draft running back prospects. The UTEP product's busy schedule is proof that he's generating serious interest in the league.

Jones will work out with the Houston Texans this week, a source tells Sporting News, adding that the 5-9, 208-pounder also has had workouts with the San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys.

Jones is projected to be a Day 3 pick. He ran for 1,773 yards and 17 touchdowns on 229 carries last season while catching 28 passes for 233 yards and three more scores.

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