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Wulf's Den Rewind: Sproles Inching Up


*As winter drags on, we're circling back on some of the Wulf's Den of yore. *

Last September, we took a look at ' historic production on an inch-by-inch basis. Back then, after his first two games with the Eagles, Sproles ranked 20th in NFL history with 15,854 all-purpose yards. Fourteen games and 887 all-purpose yards later, Sproles now ranks 16th on that list.

All-Time Leaders In All-Purpose Yards
RankPlayerPos.All-Purpose Yds
1Jerry RiceWR23,546
2Brian MitchellRB/KR23,316
3Walter PaytonRB21,803
4Emmitt SmithRB21,579
5Tim BrownWR/KR19,679
6Marshall FaulkRB19,172
7LaDainian TomlinsonRB18,456
8Barry SandersRB18,308
9Herschel WalkerRB/KR18,168
10Steve SmithWR17,672
16Darren SprolesRB/KR16,741

Where he's moved into the top 10, though, is on the all-time yards-per-inch leaderboard, where he ranked 15th six months ago. Now with 253.7 all-purpose yards per inch, Sproles ranks 10th, jockeying for position with Steve Smith, the only other active player on the list.

All-Purpose Yards Per Inch
RankPlayerHeightAll-Purpose YdsAPY/In.
1Brian Mitchell5-1123,316328.4
2Jerry Rice6-223,546318.2
3Emmitt Smith5-921,579312.7
4Walter Payton5-1021,803311.5
5Marshall Faulk5-1019,172273.9
6Tim Brown6-019,679273.3
7Barry Sanders5-818,308269.2
8LaDainian Tomlinson5-1018,456263.7
9Steve Smith5-917,672256.1
10Darren Sproles5-616,741253.7

If Sproles repeats his 2014 production, he'll close in on surpassing Marshall Faulk and breaking into the top five.

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