4. LeSean McCoy– When he was drafted by the Eagles, I knew he was going to be a star. 2013 was the best season of his career and he looks to build off that heading into the 2014 season. LeSean McCoy is the last first timer on the ten best players list and comes in at number four. The man known as “Shady” to many football fans is a nightmare for defensive coordinators because he’s so difficult to bring down. He has fantastic vision on the football field and when he wants to get into open space, he does with his first-class speed. He can make just about everybody on a defense miss so you have to get to him first before he accelerates. His style of running is exactly what Chip Kelly wants in that Eagles offense. Shady is the closest thing I’ve seen to one of the best play the position of running back and that’s Mr. Barry Sanders. The way Barry made people miss is the way Shady makes defenders miss. He doesn’t need a big lane to run through. He just needs a slight a crack and he’ll potentially go the distance. There’s a reason why his twitter handle is “cut on a dime”. He can find a spot in the defense that he wants to attack and every defender will go when he is then he’ll plant his foot and run the other way. LeSean McCoy will go down as one of the most elusive backs in NFL history when he decides to hang it up.
Shady Makes His Top Ten Debut