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Top 10 Eagles NFL Draft Busts - #8 Matt McCoy

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You're going to see a few second round linebacker picks on this list of the top 10 draft busts in the Andy Reid era. The first of which is...

Matt McCoy - 2005 - 2nd round 63th overall pick

Matt McCoy probably shouldn't have been taken in the second round.... but he was. So he had a lot of expectations. If you're a second round pick you need to become a starter. McCoy did, for a couple games, but could never sustain a decent level of play.

After doing pretty much nothing in his rookie year, McCoy won the starting WILL job out of camp in 2006. He looked promising at first because of his speed and he even made a few plays forcing some fumbles... but it became apparent that he had one serious flaw. If a blocker got their hands on him, he was out of the play. He simply couldn't get off a block. He ended up losing his starting job 10 games into the season. He remained with the team into 2007, but was cut midway through the year.

To his credit, McCoy has carved out a career for himself in the NFL as a journeyman special teamer. He's spent time with the Saints, Buccaneers & most recently the Seahawks. Good for him for staying in the leauge, but for a second round pick he can't be seen as anything but a bust.


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