McShay on Christian McCaffrey: “Love this Fit For Eagles”
The Eagles have the 14th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and the Running Back position moving forward is in flux. Darren Sproles is expected to retire after this upcoming season while Ryan Mathews will probably be released once he receives Medical Clearance. Wendell Smallwood is coming off an injury he sustained his rookie season and the other two Running Backs on the roster are Undrafted Free Agents.
Christian McCaffrey is one of the top players in this year's draft class and is expected to be available to the Eagles at 14th overall. The Stanford Running Back finished top 10 in College Football in Rushing Yards the last two seasons and was named to Consensus All-American Team in 2015.
ESPN NFL Draft Analyst Todd McShay joined Mike Gill on Wednesday and discussed why he has the Eagles selecting Christian McCaffrey in his latest Mock Draft:
"I think he'd be a really good fit; I know there are some other needs on the defensive side like Cornerback, Edge (Rusher), Linebacker but...McCaffrey to me is kind of a special player. (Eagles) got Sproles turning 34 in June and I know he's been productive....and McCaffrey, first of all, I honestly think he can play Slot Receiver AND Running Back, both positions, I rarely say that. Some guys you can flex out there every once and a while and simplify things but I think (McCaffrey) can run an NFL Route Tree from the Slot. So with his pass catching ability, his ability to create yards as a runner, if you want to use him in the Return Game and then I don't know if I have ever heard (Stanford Head Coach) David Shaw or many coaches really praise an individual for what they brought to a team like McCaffrey brought to Standford. I'm talking just like day in and day out practice habits, effort, professionalism, all of the things that you look for."
Checkout what McShay had to say about the depth at Cornerback in this year's NFL Draft along with his analysis of where Mike Williams and Corey Davis could be drafted