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Top Ten Best Eagles Draft Picks - #8 LeSean McCoy

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There's no doubt that the 2009 draft was a big for Andy Reid and probably rivals the 2002 draft as his best. This is the second player drafted in 09 to make the top 10.

LeSean McCoy - 2009 - 2nd round

When LeSean McCoy was drafted in 09, our hope was that he could ease into the role of Brian Westbrook's understudy and eventually become something close to the player #36 was. As it turned out, he was forced into a starting role almost right away and isn't just a Westbrook lite...

McCoy rushed for 1080 yards and 7 TDs last year on 5.2 ypc. He also led the team in receptions with 78 and added another 600 yards of offense and two TDs. So in total he accounted for almost 1,700 yards of offense and 9 TDs. Brian Westbrook last put up those numbers in 2007.

While Michael Vick & DeSean Jackson got the headlines for the Eagles offense, LeSean McCoy was really the engine that made it work. The offense had games where it was fine without Vick or Jackson, but I'm not sure it would have fared as well without McCoy.


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