Mike Clay of ESPN ranked the backfields of each NFL team, with the Philadelphia Eagles coming in at No. 18. From a post on NJ.com, here's Clay's reasoning:
"The Eagles leaned heavily -- and successfully -- on a committee last season, with LeGarrette Blount leading the way in snaps (337) and carries (173). Jay Ajayi joined the team in Week 9 and, including three playoff games, handled 39 percent of the backfield snaps during his 10 games. Blount is gone, but Darren Sproles is back after missing all but three games due to injury last season. Ajayi is expected to be the first man up in rushing situations, especially considering that his 2.4 YAC since entering the league is best among all backs with 500-plus carries during the span. Sproles is now 35, but he could still be the primary back on passing downs. Corey Clement was a solid find as an undrafted free agent last season who will see some snaps."
There is no denying the loss of Blount is notable, according to the story, but the piece also feels Ajayi has proven to be a true No. 1 back and is expected to get a much bigger role that he's capable of handling. The story also said Ajayi has looked good this spring and appears to be in great shape.