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ESPN: LeSean McCoy The Top Young Star To Build Around

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy was named as the top young star to build a team around by ESPN Insider. In his article, KC Joyner chose his top ten players under the age of 25 based using a bit of statistics to help sort out his list.

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Here is what Joyner had to say about McCoy:

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1. LeSean McCoy, RB, Philadelphia Eagles, 24 years old

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Pros: McCoy won his first All-Pro honor last season and became one of the highest-paid running backs in the league because he is the type of ball carrier a team can build an offense around. His 342 combined rushes/targets were the fourth most among running backs last season, and he has ranked in the top 10 in the category of good blocking yards per attempt in each of the past two seasons (GBYPA being a measurement of a ball carrier's productivity when given favorable blocking).

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McCoy is certainly one of the best young running backs in the league alongside Baltimore's Ray Rice and Houston's Arian Foster, and he is certainly deserving of being recognized for his immediate impact with the Eagles.