Day One of the NFL Draft: Top Five Value Picks


Published: April 26, 2009


... value picks of the day.

Without further ado, here we go.


5. Running back LeSean McCoy at pick No. 53.

If there was ever a player who reminded me of Brian Westbrook, it would be McCoy. 

The Eagles made a great pick here and have the heir to the running back position, without having to change the offensive system.

McCoy is a well-balanced runner with great vision.  He is very elusive and has breakaway speed.  He rushed for over 2,800 yards and scored 21 touchdowns the past two years for Pittsburgh.

To top it off, he has great hands and route running ability.

The Eagles hit a home run with this pick.


4.  Defensive end Brian Orakpo at pick No. 13.

The Redskins had only one pick on day one, but it was a very good one.

It was almost unanimous that Orakpo would not make it out of the top five picks.  Perhaps durability concerns...

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