With the 200th overall selection in the 2010 NFL draft, the Eagles added to their deep backfield by selecting running back Charles Scott from Louisiana State. Scott suffered a collarbone injury during the 2009 season, but he is expected to be fully healed.
At running back, Scott joins presumptive starter LeSean McCoy, Mike Bell, Eldra Buckley, Martell Mallett and running back/wide receiver Chad Hall. Fullbacks Leonard Weaver and Dwyane Wright are also members of the backfield.
We'll have more later on the Scott selection, but until then, here's Tony Pauline's scouting report on Scott.
|RB Charles Scott, Louisiana State|
|Pos. Rank: 10||Grade: 3rd Round||Height: 5-11 1/2||Weight: 221||40: 4.68||Year: 4-Sr.|
The Good: Strong interior running back who picks up the tough yardage. Displays solid running vision, sidesteps defenders in a small area, and shows a burst through the hole. Gets a lot of momentum going when he squares his shoulders and then turns north/south, breaks tackles or picks up a lot of yardage off initial contact. Also displays the ability to weave through traffic and find the running lanes. Rarely brought down by the first defender. Gives effort as a blocker.
The Bad: Lacks the speed and agility to turn the corner. Cannot beat defenders into the open field or run to daylight. Clavicle injury must be checked out.
The Verdict: At the top of his game, Scott is a terrific prospect for a power running offense that prefers to pound the ball on the inside. He offers starting potential if he gets back to health and shows durability.
-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 3:04 p.m., April 24