Saturday, December 27, 2014

Eagles Add McCoy to Offense

You want weapons? Andy Reid gave the offense weapons on the first day of the draft, adding Pitt running back LeSean McCoy in the second round after taking wide receiver Jeremy Maclin from Missouri in the first round.

Eagles Add McCoy to Offense

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You want weapons? Andy Reid gave the offense weapons on the first day of the draft, adding Pitt running back LeSean McCoy in the second round after taking wide receiver Jeremy Maclin from Missouri in the first round.

McCoy is a 5-foot-11, 210-pound Brian Westbrook clone from Harrisburg who gives the Eagles more depth and versatility. He isn't described as a power rusher, but one who can burst outside and catch the ball well out of the backfield.

Put McCoy together with Westbrook, Maclin and DeSean Jackson and you can expect the Eagles to jump fully into the "Wildcat" trend of quick-hitting offense, with quick, multiple-position skill players capable of game-breaking plays. McCoy took snaps from center often for Panthers.

McCoy has been compared to former Pitt star Tony Dorsett, who said of him, "This is the first player who has come along who truly reminds me of me."

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McCoy, the brother of former NFL receiver LeRon McCoy, is, like Maclin, only 20 years old. He turns 21 in July.

 

 

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