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Old 11-12-2004   #19
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Originally Posted by Lucky
Personally, I thought Clarett was an outstanding player as a freshman at OSU. He could run inside, break it outside, catch, block. Does anyone remember Clarett running down Sean Tayor on an interception in the BCS championship? Just a very solid, all around RB. But, not everyone belongs in college, and I think Clarett proved that to be true. I may be wrong, but I still think Clarett has a chance to be a very good NFL player.
I think he's got a chance to be a pretty good RB in the NFL too, and as far as being a 'head case' that could very well describe lots of players in the NFL. If someone can get him with a late 3rd or early 4th round pick it would be a steal. I think most GMs are more comfortable drafting a player if they've got more tape on him, and a better feel for his character. Clarrett doesn't have the luxury of having an abundance of game tape, and his character isn't looking too good right now either. Combine all that with the number of good young running backs that are in the draft, and he could end up a 2nd day pick. I'd expect him to have a very good combine since he'll have plenty of time to prepare for it, and that should make his stock rise a little bit.
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