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htownfoozball
01-16-2007, 07:42 PM
Gary Russell and Brandon Jackson

Both have prototypical size for a RB and both should clock in a decent time in the 4.5 area for the 40yd.

jackson split time with 3 other RB's and should be available in the 5th unless he really blazes in the 40yd. Russell should be there in the 4th after sitting out a year. put up some big numbers while splitting time with maroney at minny.

just in case peterson doesnt get to us or we pass on him for some reason.

1-Laron Landry
2-Chris Houston
3-Kareem Brown
4-Brandon Frye
5-Brandon Jackson

With Landry and Houston, we should have a pretty good secondary. Kareem Brown applies pressure from the inside and frees up Mario. Frye is a decently mobile OL who has some upside. Jackson has a decent blend of size and speed and can catch the ball out of the backfield.

LORK 88
01-16-2007, 07:53 PM
Completely agree on Brandon Jackson, I've seen him play afew times this year and I like what I see. He has potential, but was stuck behind a VERY crowded backfield. He has good size and decent speed, and can get people to miss. He's a great receiver out of the backfield as well which is what Carr loves. I think he goes in the 4th which I definitely wouldn't mind giving up for him!

hot pickle
01-16-2007, 08:03 PM
ramonce Taylor

htownfoozball
01-16-2007, 08:07 PM
no need for a toker on the team

MorKnolle
01-16-2007, 09:16 PM
I've heard a little about Alonzo Coleman from Hampton and he sounds like a decent late round option. He is here this week for the Shrine game so you can watch him this weekend, I've heard he's pretty solid allround as well, and being from a small school like that he is more likely to fall. However, looking for these sleeper RBs will likely leave us with another Wali Lundy type that is ok in a limited role but not suited to be a true #1 RB that we need. Kubiak and Rick Smith did spend time in Denver where they frequently found later round sleepers and had success with them, so I trust them to be able to find a contributing-caliber RB in the later rounds to at least come in and compete for a roster spot. However, I think we have enough of those contributing-type RBs and need someone that can be a major impact, so as long as they're not trusting in that system too much and relying on it to find a late round sleeper to carry our offense and ignoring real talents in the earlier rounds then I'd be fine with it.

hot pickle
01-16-2007, 11:22 PM
no need for a toker on the team

who says hes a toker, weed was found in his car not in his blood buddy

Texian
01-16-2007, 11:25 PM
I've had my eye on Coleman. He does have some solid numbers in college, 4600 rushing yards and 63 TDs so he does have a nose for goal line. Rumor is he runs in the 4.3s and he is invited to the combine, so we will see. Mork if you do make it to practice it would be great to read what you think of this kid.

vtech9
01-16-2007, 11:35 PM
I don't know...maybe it is just the fact that he plays for the Coogs, but I kind of like Jackie Battle

YoungTexanFan
01-16-2007, 11:38 PM
Jon Cornish and Justin Vincent

YoungTexanFan
01-16-2007, 11:39 PM
who says hes a toker, weed was found in his car not in his blood buddy

I don't consider a trafficer any better than a toker. It means that he is still stupid enough to deal with the stuff. 5lbs of dro don't just show up in your car without you being associated with it to begin with. What report did you read that specificly said that no weed was found in his blood?

threetoedpete
01-16-2007, 11:42 PM
http://forums.houstontexans.com/showthread.php?t=34093

Toro
01-16-2007, 11:53 PM
Germane Race of Pittsburgh State. Obviously, the level of competition he plays against can be put in to question, however anytime someone 107 touchdowns in their career deserves some kind of recognition. This is a guy who's career LOW was 17 as a freshman, only starting 8 games. He "regressed" this year with 31 touchdowns, in contrast to the 33 he scored last season. His power and ability to run between the tackles is excellent, and at worst case scenario, I see him being a very good goalline back/3rd down specialist.

Another one who I think translates as a better pro HB than he did on the college level is Tyrone Moss.

vtech9
01-16-2007, 11:55 PM
Germane Race of Pittsburgh State. Obviously, the level of competition he plays against can be put in to question, however anytime someone 107 touchdowns in their career deserves some kind of recognition. This is a guy who's career LOW was 17 as a freshman, only starting 8 games. He "regressed" this year with 31 touchdowns, in contrast to the 33 he scored last season. His power and ability to run between the tackles is excellent, and at worst case scenario, I see him being a very good goalline back/3rd down specialist.

Another one who I think translates as a better pro HB than he did on the college level is Tyrone Moss.

Race is the guy I have been trying to think of. I think he is going to be a stud in the NFL.

thunderkyss
01-17-2007, 12:08 AM
What about Kenny Irons?? he's going to be there in the second....... he's a proven workhorse...... & he's very comparable to Tatum Bell & Clinton Portis... I think.

Toro
01-17-2007, 12:12 AM
What about Kenny Irons?? he's going to be there in the second....... he's a proven workhorse...... & he's very comparable to Tatum Bell & Clinton Portis... I think.

Auburn's recent track record with HBs has been very good.. I could see Irons sliding up in to the low first truthfully, and would grade him the 3rd best HB in the draft.

Toro
01-17-2007, 12:14 AM
Race is the guy I have been trying to think of. I think he is going to be a stud in the NFL.

I agree.

I know some people will use the "small school" arguement, but the Saints currently have two starters who last season were starters for Hofstra and Bloomsburg (PA) State. Walter Payton didn't exactly play Texas, Penn State and Alabama every week while putting up quality numbers at Jackson State. Neither did Jerry Rice at Mississippi Valley State. Good players are good players.

TexanFanInCC
01-17-2007, 12:21 AM
kenny irons.

hot pickle
01-17-2007, 12:37 AM
I don't consider a trafficer any better than a toker. It means that he is still stupid enough to deal with the stuff. 5lbs of dro don't just show up in your car without you being associated with it to begin with. What report did you read that specificly said that no weed was found in his blood?

and what report did you read that says he did have weed in his system, and the bag of weed was never identified whos it was , no one took responsibility, so dont be makin conclusions on S$#T you dont know about

Wharton
01-17-2007, 01:20 AM
and what report did you read that says he did have weed in his system, and the bag of weed was never identified whos it was , no one took responsibility, so dont be makin conclusions on S$#T you dont know about
Yeah, and Bill Clinton didn't inhale either.:tease:

It like when Michael Irvin got caught late at night in an apartment with a minor girl and cocaine. It doesn't matter that Michael didn't partake; he shouldn't have been there in the first place. When Michael walked in the door and saw white powder on the coffee table he should have just back his butt back out the door. But instead, Michael decided to put his professional career in jeopardy and hang out with the guys for a little while.

So what if weed was or wasn't in Taylorís system, it shouldn't have been in his car either.:howdy:

hot pickle
01-17-2007, 01:26 AM
Yeah, and Bill Clinton didn't inhale either.:tease:

It like when Michael Irvin got caught late at night in an apartment with a minor girl and cocaine. It doesn't matter that Michael didn't partake; he shouldn't have been there in the first place. When Michael walked in the door and saw white powder on the coffee table he should have just back his butt back out the door. But instead, Michael decided to put his professional career in jeopardy and hang out with the guys for a little while.

So what if weed was or wasn't in Taylor’s system, it shouldn't have been in his car either.:howdy:

ight put this through your head, you and your boys go to a party in your car, one of them has a back pack, you don't ask why hes got it cause maybe hes one of those guys that always carries it around, the police come cause your causin a disturbance (and ill put that on RT, no excuses there), they search your car, they find a back pack full of weed, your not gonna snitch cause its your boy so all of yall just play it off like you dont know were it came from, and thats what happened, hes not a bad dude, and i will guarantee that he aint gonna get in anymore trouble

hot pickle
01-17-2007, 01:34 AM
ight but this thread is about Runnin back, so lets put this behind, and talk about sleeper RB

but i would love the texans to draft RT
just give him a chance, if it doesnt work out its easy to cut him

threetoedpete
01-17-2007, 01:59 AM
Germane Race of Pittsburgh State. Obviously, the level of competition he plays against can be put in to question, however anytime someone 107 touchdowns in their career deserves some kind of recognition. This is a guy who's career LOW was 17 as a freshman, only starting 8 games. He "regressed" this year with 31 touchdowns, in contrast to the 33 he scored last season. His power and ability to run between the tackles is excellent, and at worst case scenario, I see him being a very good goalline back/3rd down specialist.

Another one who I think translates as a better pro HB than he did on the college level is Tyrone Moss.

TY. Race Might be a sytems guy. He's got the size numbers is all I know. I hope our scouts will at least sniff the guy.

YoungTexanFan
01-17-2007, 09:49 AM
ight but this thread is about Runnin back, so lets put this behind, and talk about sleeper RB

but i would love the texans to draft RT
just give him a chance, if it doesnt work out its easy to cut him

We don't need to draft him. If we are desperate for RT, we can pick him up right before camp starts because no NFL team short of Cincy will draft him or even sniff him in FA.

hot pickle
01-17-2007, 11:19 AM
i think he will get drafted, cause hes gonna put up crazy numbers at the combine

CoastalTexan
01-17-2007, 12:22 PM
D.D. Terry from Sam Houston State looked real good when we(Txst) played him, and our D is geared to stop the run. He did pretty good against UT's run defense. No fumbles and 6,2 192. That sounds a lil skinny for a running back.
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=134777

rmartin65
01-17-2007, 01:57 PM
I am pumped about Gary Russell, ex Minnesota. But I have said that alot and wont expound on it.

YoungTexanFan
01-17-2007, 06:12 PM
ramonce Taylor

http://www.draftseason.com/index2.php?Page_Name=PlayerProfile2&id=578

Check that bio out. Notice his NFL comp.

Lucky
01-17-2007, 06:32 PM
I don't know...maybe it is just the fact that he plays for the Coogs, but I kind of like Jackie Battle
Battle has been invited to the Senior Bowl as a FB.

MorKnolle
01-17-2007, 08:34 PM
What about Kenny Irons?? he's going to be there in the second....... he's a proven workhorse...... & he's very comparable to Tatum Bell & Clinton Portis... I think.

I personally compare Irons to a more athletic Wali Lundy. He's no where near the athlete that Portis or Bell are. He's solid in almost every way but is not special in any particular facet of the game. I don't like him as a 2nd rounder, maybe with our 3rd.

I've had my eye on Coleman. He does have some solid numbers in college, 4600 rushing yards and 63 TDs so he does have a nose for goal line. Rumor is he runs in the 4.3s and he is invited to the combine, so we will see. Mork if you do make it to practice it would be great to read what you think of this kid.

Will do, I've heard decent things about him all week. On a side note, it sounds like Baraka Atkins has been looking quite well, unfortunate that he didn't get into the Senior Bowl to play against the top competition. Dan Bazuin and Paul Williams have also looked pretty decent at times from what it sounds like.

cuppacoffee
01-17-2007, 09:05 PM
ramonce Taylor

Lorenzo Booker

Not really a sleeper but doesn't seem to be talked about too much...:secret:

Do we take him if he slides into rd 2? Assuming of course that we don't take Peterson in rd 1.

:coffee:

MorKnolle
01-17-2007, 09:11 PM
Lorenzo Booker

Not really a sleeper but doesn't seem to be talked about too much...:secret:

Do we take him if he slides into rd 2? Assuming of course that we don't take Peterson in rd 1.

:coffee:

No way anyone would be looking at Booker in the 2nd round. I'd start looking at him in the 4th round if we haven't gotten a RB by then and I'd be surprised if he's off the board by then. He's pretty similar to Leon Washington from last year and will likely go in a similar draft position.

cuppacoffee
01-17-2007, 09:25 PM
No way anyone would be looking at Booker in the 2nd round. I'd start looking at him in the 4th round if we haven't gotten a RB by then and I'd be surprised if he's off the board by then. He's pretty similar to Leon Washington from last year and will likely go in a similar draft position.

Maybe...maybe not.

We'll see on draft day if anyone agrees with me.

I think that Booker will thrive in the NFL.

For some reason unknown to me the entire FSU team under-performed :thud:...this year.

IMHO...


:coffee:

Texan_Aggie222
01-17-2007, 10:06 PM
I think Justin Vincent from LSU is the most underrated RB in this draft. He has the complete package, but just has been slowed down by injuries. I remember his as a freshman in the national championship game running wild and giveing Oklahoma nightmares. Could fit Kubiak's scheme.

A 3rd rounder maybe?

YoungTexanFan
01-17-2007, 10:38 PM
I think Justin Vincent from LSU is the most underrated RB in this draft. He has the complete package, but just has been slowed down by injuries. I remember his as a freshman in the national championship game running wild and giveing Oklahoma nightmares. Could fit Kubiak's scheme.

A 3rd rounder maybe?

Wow, good to see someone else notice. I've been talking about him for weeks. He won't go in the third, more like the fifth.

beerlover
01-17-2007, 11:42 PM
Wow, good to see someone else notice. I've been talking about him for weeks. He won't go in the third, more like the fifth.

sounds like someone else we know :ouch:

Texian
01-19-2007, 12:18 AM
A.Coleman has impressed me with how physical he has been. During one of the passing drills when he was going out for a pass, he ran right over Cal Poly LB Shotwell. He has really hit it in the hole hard and runs with authority. He is listed at about 200 pounds, but he runs like he's 10 pounds heavier. I don't know if teams will consider him a draftable prospect or not, but he's a tough sucker.
http://blogs.chron.com/fantasyfootball/2007/01/wednesday_shrine_bowl_practice_1.html
Posted by: Lance Zierlein at January 18, 2007 09:53 PM

Toro
01-19-2007, 12:29 AM
Another sleeper I'm gonna throw out there, who is more of a FB/HB tweener than an actual 30 carry a game guy is Brian Leonard of Rutgers. Guy looks like a Mike Alstott clone.