It might seem like a no-brainer to draft Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy in the first round of your fantasy football league draft. McCoy led the league in rushing in 2013 with 1,607 yards, almost 300 yards more than the next highest rusher. Add in the fact that he caught 52 passes for 539 yards and that is over 2,100 yards from scrimmage.
And if you’re considering making a bold move and taking LeSean McCoy with the No. 1 overall pick, there are signs from the Eagles’ camp.
McCoy looks better than ever. After leading the NFL in rushing last season, McCoy decided he wanted to be a little quicker in 2014. He lost a few pounds and worked on his agility. The results show, even during routine camp drills. McCoy seems better at getting out into pass routes and catching the ball. He teases defenders who try to cover him, then got into a brief fistfight with linebacker Trent Cole after Cole knocked him over during a no-tackling drill. That’s a lot of intensity for early August.
It might still be hard to wrap your head around or justify taking someone ahead of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. But McCoy could be that guy to take the gamble with.