Eagles pick West Virginia RB Wendell Smallwood, TCU tackle in NFL draft

The Eagles selected West Virginia running back Wendell Smallwood in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.

Smallwood, a Wilmington native, came with the No. 153 overall pick. The 5-foot-10, 208-pound running back led the Big 12 in rushing last season with 1,519 rushing yards. He added nine touchdowns and caught 26 passes out of the backfield, leaving West Virginia after his junior season. Smallwood ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds at the combine.