Eagles' running back LeSean McCoy had a break-through season in 2011 with 1,309 yards rushing which was the fourth-most in the NFL. He comes into this season as one of Sportsbook's top-five favorites to claim this year's NFL rushing title.
My personal opinion is that Andy Reid realizes he overused McCoy last season running the ball with 273 carries. Expect him to temper this number a bit this year in an effort to preserve his All-Pro back's health.
McCoy is a huge threat catching the ball out of the backfield and the perfect back to execute the Eagles heavily used screen game, so while his rushing yards will probably go down, look for the three-year veteran's receiving stats to clolsey resemble the 78 catches for 592 yards that he posted in 2010.
The following is a closer look at a few of the other contenders to win this season's NFL rushing title in an article that was previously posted on Bang the Book.
NFL 2012 Player Props – Most Rushing Yards