Pittsburgh RB LeSean McCoy
Chiefsfan717 with the pick...
The Eagles are caught scratching their heads for a third time in the AP draft!!! And no, not for a bad reason, but for the simple reason that 'their' guy was (some way/some how) on the board again! Lesean "Shady" McCoy is yet another steal for the Birds at #53!
First of all, let me state that with the recent trade that allowed the Eagles to acquire Jason Peters from the Bills for the 28th pick, the Eagles obviously wouldn't have taken Eben Britton in the first round. In my view they still go with Pettigrew or (possibly Moreno) at #21, and without that second 1st rounder (and no more need on the offensive line), I could see them going defense with their second rounder.
But for the sake of our AP mock draft which has the Eagles at #21, #28, and #53, you could not ask for a better first 3 picks in terms of need and value! This is without an A+++ draft for the Eagles! Pettigrew, Britton, and Shady are all very capable of being picked a bit higher than what they were.
A quick glimpse to why 'Shady' is the pick here:
1. Westbrook will someday have to unlace the cleats! The Eagles find a gem here in the 2nd round as Westbrook's heir apparent. Scout's at Pittsburg's pro-day immediately made comparisons to Shady and Westbrook in the passing game! He is a perfect fit for the west coast system, and he can also pile up carries as he has done at both Bishop McDevitt High School and The University of Pitt.
2. It would be realistic to say that chances are the Eagles go with a defensive player with one of their first 3 picks, but this scenario is just too good to be true! There is NOOOO Way they would pass up McCoy if he were to drop to them here (And I really don't think he will). Recent reports say the Eagles like Moreno. With Moreno gone, Shady is the next best thing (in comparing styles), and IMO will be a better pro. This system is perfect for him, especially with his vision and ability to use mammoth offensive lineman (See Jeff Otah). The Eagles line is the heaviest, and now possibly the best in the league.
3. Lastly, Shady is going to produce more than your typical 53rd pick. His absence at the combine and weak (measurable) portion of his pro-day had his stock take a huge fall. I'm more of a 'tape-before-measurable' type of guy. And this guy's tape does not lie!!! A beast in both high school and college, Shady's NFL career will be nothing short of the success he's had in his past!
Previous pick: WR Mohamed Massaquoi
Read more: Scouting Report (Mocking the Draft)
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|Pick||Round 2||Selection||Date||Approval Rating|
|1(33)||Detroit Lions - UCrawford||CB Darius Butler||Weds., April 8th||48%
|2(34)||New England Patriots (From Kansas City) - connerman||DE Robert Ayers||Weds., April 8th||67%
|3(35)||St. Louis Rams - Lanier63||DT Evander Hood||Thursday, April 9th||55%
|4(36)||Cleveland Browns - HIV2Elway||DE Connor Barwin||Thursday, April 9th||68%
|5(37)||Seattle Seahawks - mikvogel||OT William Beatty||Friday, April 10th||67%
|6(38)||Cincinnati Bengals - mistamic||C Max Unger||Friday, April 10th||68%
|7(39)||Jacksonville Jaguars - DThomasReigns||G Duke Robinson||Monday, April 13th||72%
|8(40)||Oakland Raiders - mushin||T Phil Loadholt||Monday, April 13th||68%
|9(41)||Green Bay Packers - JasonM||DT Ron Brace||Tuesday, April 14th||62%
|10(42)||Buffalo Bills - ArrowDread||DE Michael Johnson||Tuesday, April 14th||60%
|11(43)||San Francisco 49ers - Harry Feltersnatch||DE/LB Larry English||Weds. April 15th||67%
|12(44)||Miami Dolphins (From Washington) - shraggyj||WR Kenny Britt||Weds. April 15th||69%
|13(45)||New York Giants (From New Orleans) - ChiefsFan90s||LB Clint Sintim||Thursday, April 16th||64%
|14(46)||Houston Texans - ChiefsDude||FS Louis Delmas||Thursday, April 16th||37%
|15(47)||New England Patriots (From San Diego) - connerman||DE/OLB Paul Kruger||Friday, April 17th||64%
|16(48)||Denver Broncos (From Texans) - Keyser Sose||RB Donald Brown||Friday, April 17th|
|17(49)||Chicago Bears - Holmeslice||C Jonathan Luigs||Monday, April 20th|
|18(50)||Cleveland Browns (From Tampa Bay) - HIV2Elway||RB Shonn Green||Monday, April 20th|
|19(51)||Dallas Cowboys - chiefsfan1384
SS William Moore
||Monday, April 20th|
|20(52)||New York Jets - PSUkegreen||WR Mohamed Massaquoi||Tuesday, April 21st|
|21(53)||Philadelphia Eagles - Chiefsfan717||RB LeSean McCoy
||Tuesday, April 21st|
|22(54)||Minnesota Vikings - kcsno56||Tuesday, April 21st|
|23(55)||Atlanta Falcons - RedNose||Weds. April 22nd|
|24(56)||Miami Dolphins - shraggyj||Weds. April 22nd|
|25(57)||Baltimore Ravens - Ben S||Weds. April 22nd|
|26(58)||New England Patriots - connerman||Thursday, April 23rd|
|27(59)||Carolina Panthers - 808NaNz808||Thursday, April 23rd|
|28(60)||New York Giants - ChiefsFan90s||Thursday, April 23rd|
|29(61)||Indianapolis Colts - saskwatch||Friday, April 24th|
|30(62)||Tennessee Titans - Lvl.99||Friday, April 24th|
|31(63)||Arizona Cardinals - THE_TRUTH||Friday, April 24th|
|32(64)||Pittsburgh Steelers - McWhirt33||Friday, April 24th|