Draft Profiles: LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy: RB, Redshirt Sophomore – Pittsburgh

Height/Weight: 5’10″, 205 lbs

Career Stats: 2,816 yards rushing, 4.8 ypc, 35 TDs – 65 catches, 549 yards, 1 TD

40-Time: 4.50

McCoy has been surpassed by Donald Brown on many draft boards. Illness prevented him from working out at the Combine but he did impress at his pro day, which was attended by Eagles’ RB coach Ted Williams. Only started two full seasons at Pitt, but posted impressive numbers. Has great vision and hits the hole hard. Plays bigger than his frame. Did beat-up mostly soft defenses in the Big East. Added bonus is his ability to catch out of the backfield. Ideal for a West Coast system. Does need to improve his blitz pickup. Could still go late in the 1st round, but is looking more like a 2nd rounder at this point.

Best attribute: Is an instinctual runner with good hands.

Weakness: Blitz pickup and patience following blocks both need work.

Reminds me of: Brian Westbrook. Quick and sudden, with a terrific second-gear burst.

Why he should be an Eagle: See above. He’s a B-West clone. I’m not suggesting he’ll be as productive, but his talent is similar. Can carry the rock and catch the ball. A private workout with the Eagles has been scheduled. Again, I’m no draft guru, but I really like McCoy.

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  • Section118

    I understand its getting time to start looking for B-West replacement. When RBs lose it, they lose it fast… but I don’t think B-West clone is necessarily what we are looking for…

    We should need to get a bigger back to complement B-West so we can add some variety to our running game (or is that asking too much of reid to say that we shouldn’t just use rushing as a variety to our passing game)

  • http://www.insidetheiggles.com Scott

    Section – I’m with you buddy, but I’m pretty certain Reid will not draft a big back. I am a huge Chris Wells fan and I’d love to see him batter the G-Men and ‘Boys for the next 5 years, but it ain’t gonna happen. Reid wants a guy who will catch 60 passes a year. Wells will never be that type of back :0(