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Agent: Goal is for McCoy to be first back taken in NFL Draft

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LeSean McCoy has signed with agent Drew Rosenhaus, who said he has established the goal of helping the former Pitt star become the first running back selected in April’s NFL Draft.

“Obviously, it’s a very competitive position with the juniors that came out,” Rosenhaus said, mentioning Connecticut’s Donald Brown, Iowa’s Shonn Greene, Georgia’s Knowshon Moreno and Ohio State’s Chris Wells.

“We’re going to work very hard on our end. It’s our goal to help LeSean reach his fullest potential draft-wise.”

The Miami-based Rosenhaus also said that, despite the number of underclass running backs who declared for the draft, NFL teams have proven that they are placing a premium on stockpiling talented runners.

“The Steelers proved this: Even with a Pro Bowl running back in Willie Parker, the team still invested a first-round pick in Rashard Mendenhall,” Rosenhaus said. “It’s a trend in the NFL right now. Teams with good running backs are going to take a runner high in the draft.

“LeSean has everything you’re looking for: speed, size, elusiveness, durability, vision, footwork. He’s a natural runner. He’s an every-down back. And he’s only 20, so he has quite a bit of upside.”

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