Originally Posted by beerlover
also should bring up the more obvious comparison & that is Chris Johnson of Tennessee. Both are yards from scrimmage guys, true but isn't it smart to incorporate as many options/weapons to an offensive scheme to make it dynamic? I scouted Chris Johnson, watched several East Carolina games & was impressed not only with his speed but ability to run between the tackles, yes between the tackles he attacked the line of scrimmage, then once breaking though initial point of contact blew out the hole like a shot. The Texans did not have a 2nd so I was trying to work him into mocks via trading down, Texans did trade down, to #26 while Heimerdinger convinced Fisher to take Chris Johnson #24. Spiller selected @ #20 is not a reach & would be the playmaker to balance the load with Andre Johnson not to mention add much needed infusion of talent & depth to staple of RB's.
Here's a Reggie Bush USC highlight video. It's alot of the same stuff you see in the CJ Spiller video.
Spiller probably played against better competition. Another thing I am not sold on about Spiller, outside of what I see as limited leg power, is pass protection. It's inconsistent at best.
Here is a highlight/lowlight video of Spiller. Start at about 2:20.