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Saturday, April 25, 2009
McCoy a good fit for the Eagles

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

The Eagles continued to retool their offense by selecting Pittsburgh running back LeSean McCoy. I think the Eagles immediately targeted McCoy when Knowshon Moreno went to the Broncos at No. 12 overall. Being able to stay at No. 53 and still get a quality back is a win for the Eagles. The Eagles have struck out with backs such Ryan Moats and Tony Hunt in the third round, but McCoy should be a much better fit. He's an instinctive runner with really soft hands.

He had some issues with picking up the blitz, but I think his lateral quickness and his experience in a pro-style offense will help his cause. Chris Wells would have been a poor fit in Philly because he is a power back who relies on angle blocking. McCoy should do really well in a zone blocking scheme like the Eagles use. I think the Eagles have picked up two explosive players on the first day and they used another first-round pick to land an elite left tackle. All in all, a pretty solid day for the Eagles.