How to Approach LeSean McCoy's Draft Stock if Released

LeSean McCoy’s future in Buffalo is uncertain with rumors swirling about a possible release. Buffalo’s offense has a limited ceiling overall, but plenty of volume for whoever is the lead running back. Our experts discuss McCoy’s hypothetical ADP shift were he to end up on a new team.

What happens to LeSean McCoy’s draft stock if he’s released by Buffalo?

STLCards: It’s a giant wild card at this point, but I would almost give him a slight bump. His ADP is sagging right now, and there’s merit to the thought that he could end up in a better spot, even if he’s not getting 25 touches a game wherever he goes.

Beermakersfan: It would almost have to improve getting out of Buffalo, but it really depends on where he lands and how much opportunity we can project for him in his new offense. Still, tough to get too excited about a 31-year-old RB coming off a sub-600 rushing yard season.

Chris Gimino: It would likely rise, but the landing spot would matter a great deal as to whether we should fade the ADP rise. Buffalo is a fine spot for a back of any importance to rise up a depth chart as it stands. Why isn’t he Buffalo’s lead back if he’s such a good fantasy asset? The landing spot would really affect how we should act, as any meaningful threat to full-blown lead duties would make him unattractive.

JSURab: His draft stock will depend mainly where he ends up. Buffalo is not the best situation for an RB right now. We will just have to wait and see where he lands, but I’m still not overly excited.

JoshADHD: It can’t get much worse, can it? I’ve taken a healthy amount of McCoy when he slides into the 11th round (or later) depending on what type of build I’m constructing. I think this wholly depends on where he ends up, if he ends up anywhere at all. Best case scenario? Tampa Bay, Houston, or Kansas City. In those three cases, I’d expect him to become a third- to fifth-round pick overnight.

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