Saturday, April 25, 2009

Eagles wrap up first day of draft with RB LeSean McCoy

The Eagles have certainly made offense a priority. After taking wide receiver Jeremy Maclin in the first round, the Birds took another speedy skill position player for the offense: running back LeSean McCoy from Pittsburgh. McCoy is a shifty back with great hands who can make big plays out of the backfield. Seems like the perfect backup for Brian Westbrook, and the Eagles running back of the future.

Many experts thought McCoy had first round talent, so the Eagles got a steal with the 53rd pick in the draft. In fact, Sports Illustrated thought the Eagles would take McCoy in the first round, so you can imagine how happy the Birds were when McCoy fell in their laps in the second round.

The Eagles will now likely address their defense on day two of the draft because the offense is set. Including the free agent signings, the trade for Jason Peters and these draft picks, the Eagles are loaded on offense. Somewhere, Donovan McNabb has to be smiling.

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