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dbspi
01-15-2007, 05:39 PM
According to Scott Wright, press conference is scheduled for letter today. Where do you think he will end up in draft. I think he will end up in third round but he is a good back and runs like Portis. Not as good as Portis but his running style is very similar to him.

Heywood
01-15-2007, 05:41 PM
wow- i'm stunned by this.

pittman is an excellent "one-cut" back for the texans' system. he could be worth looking at at 41-ish or wherever the texans second pick is. he will definitely enter their thought process.

dirty steve
01-15-2007, 05:44 PM
not a draftnik but this only gives the Texans more options if they choose to not go RB/trade down in the first.

dbspi
01-15-2007, 05:47 PM
yes he provides more options for the Texans. He's definitely a back that needs to get his carries to be productive.

threetoedpete
01-15-2007, 05:52 PM
Honestly, I'd rather have the RB from grambeling St or the Race guy from Pittsburg state. Both are bigger just as fast and Race has been more than a little productive. Both Selvin Young and Pittman, all of them really, are going to have a learning curve on blocking and recieving in the NFL

dbspi
01-15-2007, 05:55 PM
Declared for the draft according to ESPN.

Link: http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2731753

dirty steve
01-15-2007, 05:56 PM
yes he provides more options for the Texans. He's definitely a back that needs to get his carries to be productive.
sorry if that sounded a little "whichever team scores more points has a better chance to win"-ish.

Ryan
01-15-2007, 06:39 PM
antonio pittman would be an awesome fit!

MorKnolle
01-15-2007, 10:47 PM
According to Scott Wright, press conference is scheduled for letter today. Where do you think he will end up in draft. I think he will end up in third round but he is a good back and runs like Portis. Not as good as Portis but his running style is very similar to him.

I'd be a little surprised if he makes it into the 1st day of the draft, just depends on when teams start taking a bunch of RBs. I don't especially see the Portis comparisons, in some sort of way he runs in a similar style in that he is decent at making his one cut and going with it (can be said for several RBs though) but he's no where near as athletic or talented. He'd warrant consideration on the 2nd day of the draft, but I'd hope that we can secure a more talented RB somewhere this offseason.

Heywood
01-16-2007, 07:29 AM
I'd be a little surprised if he makes it into the 1st day of the draft, just depends on when teams start taking a bunch of RBs. I don't especially see the Portis comparisons, in some sort of way he runs in a similar style in that he is decent at making his one cut and going with it (can be said for several RBs though) but he's no where near as athletic or talented. He'd warrant consideration on the 2nd day of the draft, but I'd hope that we can secure a more talented RB somewhere this offseason.


pittman is a VERY tough runner and he catches the ball well. i had him on my fantasy team and i watched him a lot. he might go round 1.

O.G.
01-16-2007, 10:28 AM
What is his size and states and where does he rank amongst Peterson and Lynch?

real
01-16-2007, 10:50 AM
Pittman is at best a fourth rounder....

Yankee_In_TX
01-16-2007, 10:52 AM
Pittman is at best a fourth rounder....

As much as I'm on Troy, I don't want Pittman here (pains me to type the words). It would be another Wells.

Though bring in some Buckeyes, darn it!

real
01-16-2007, 10:58 AM
As much as I'm on Troy, I don't want Pittman here (pains me to type the words). It would be another Wells.

Though bring in some Buckeyes, darn it!

I would have killed for Wells this season...

Yankee_In_TX
01-16-2007, 11:39 AM
I would have killed for Wells this season...

Probably, but I'm hoping we do better heading into next year :)

AustinJB
01-16-2007, 01:33 PM
Pittman is at best a fourth rounder....

I tend to agree w/ most of your posts, but I think you're slightly underestimating Pittman.

I think he's a solid 3rd rounder who MAY sneak into the 2nd. He is probably at worst a 4th rounder. I'm sure that's at least the advice that he was given otherwise he wouldn't have declared as a junior. JMO.

real
01-16-2007, 02:09 PM
I tend to agree w/ most of your posts, but I think you're slightly underestimating Pittman.

I think he's a solid 3rd rounder who MAY sneak into the 2nd. He is probably at worst a 4th rounder. I'm sure that's at least the advice that he was given otherwise he wouldn't have declared as a junior. JMO.

I would put him at about the 7th to 10th rated back in the draft....IMO that has fourth rounder at best written all over it....

mexican_texan
01-16-2007, 02:16 PM
I tend to agree w/ most of your posts, but I think you're slightly underestimating Pittman.

I think he's a solid 3rd rounder who MAY sneak into the 2nd. He is probably at worst a 4th rounder. I'm sure that's at least the advice that he was given otherwise he wouldn't have declared as a junior. JMO.
He declared because he was about to lose his starting spot.

Mr teX
01-16-2007, 02:18 PM
I like pittman, i wouldn't be mad if he came here, but only 3rd round & below. You know he's been coached well, he's a tough runner & baring AP falling to us we should consider him if he's there.

AustinJB
01-16-2007, 02:50 PM
I would put him at about the 7th to 10th rated back in the draft....IMO that has fourth rounder at best written all over it....

This is my tentative list as it stands now. So we have him rated pretty close. I guess I just think that there will be more RBs taken in the 2nd & 3rd rounds that you do.


1. Adrian Peterson
2. Marshawn Lynch
3. Michael Bush
4. Tony Hunt
5. Kenny Irons
6. Antonio Pittman
7. Lorenzo Booker
8. Darius Walker
9. Gary Russell
10. Kenneth Darby

Mr teX
01-16-2007, 03:37 PM
This is my tentative list as it stands now. So we have him rated pretty close. I guess I just think that there will be more RBs taken in the 2nd & 3rd rounds that you do.


1. Adrian Peterson
2. Marshawn Lynch
3. Michael Bush
4. Tony Hunt
5. Kenny Irons
6. Antonio Pittman
7. Lorenzo Booker
8. Darius Walker
9. Gary Russell
10. Kenneth Darby

.....switch irons & pittman & drop bush a little further down &:ok:

MorKnolle
01-16-2007, 08:59 PM
What is his size and states and where does he rank amongst Peterson and Lynch?

Pittman is listed at 6'1", 220 lbs. He isn't particularly fast although he's a pretty solid runner, decent shiftiness and explosion, decent running power, takes care of the ball well. He's a fairly solid runner but like many in this draft I just don't think he's special in any particular way. He could definitely be a contributing part of a RB rotation and be a pretty solid allround back like many of the guys in this draft, but I just don't think he's good enough to be a main RB on almost any team in this league, which spells 3rd rounder or maybe lower to me. Peterson and Lynch are locks for the 1st round, Michael Bush is likely a 2nd depending on how he's recovering from his injured leg and how well he can work out, he could possibly climb into the late 1st or even fall into the early 3rd depending on this. Outside of them, Tony Hunt, Kenny Irons, Antonio Pittman, and Gary Russell all look like pretty solid but unspectacular players that I'd be a little surprised if they go in the 2nd round unless they have phenomenal workouts and some team ends up really liking them, and there are a number of other RBs that are decent players and could end up contributing in the NFL. Unfortunately this RB class is just not all that great, it has a lot of pretty talented guys and is relatively deep in that sense but it doesn't have much top-end talent.