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Old 05-02-2012   #21
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I remember when people read some of the Dom Davis scouting reports and just blew him off right off the bat. He'll get a chance to shine or fail.
Sounds good to me. I was kinda hoping we would be able to snag LaMichael James late in the draft. But he went very early. 3rd I think.
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How did he look as a receiver out of the backfield? Did he catch any passes? We don't need another Vickers going all stone-hands on us at the worst possible moment when the game is on the line.
I watched 2 more games: Towson and W. Virginia.
More of the same. Good blockings. And he will take blitzing LBs head-on, too.

He caught a total of 8 passes in these 4 games, including 3 difficult catches.
He didn't catch 2 difficult throws his way; one was low, one was a little bit out of his reach. I don't think I can call those drops.

So at least, he doesn't appear to have "bad" hands.

About fumbling, he averaged once every 66 plus touches (per PFW), roughly the same as LaMichael James, Isaiah Pead, Dan Herron, Doug Martin, and better than Chris Rainey; I don't think we can classify a red flag in this department either.
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I see a runner with good vision who when he decides to make his move, he hits another gear to make that move.
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3rd string RB who could eventually be Arian Foster's backup if the Texans receive a good trade offer for Ben Tate down the road. I have no doubts that Davin Meggett will make the team this year. He's a total beast.
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Default Re: UDFA Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland

I prefer a bigger back with 5'11 & 220+range. I would be looking for a replacement back not a rotational back. We pick up an excellent FB in UDFA and I'd rather get a cheap Vet to be our insurance policy.
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Video highlights of the Maryland-Miami (FL) game on Labor Day of 2011.

There's about four or five plays involving Meggett running the ball or catching the ball. There is a play early on where he chips a DL during a pass play, yeah...it wasn't a crucial block or anything BUT he dove in there and made contact for the hell of it and I like that a lot!

He has that Ben Tate look to him, IMO. Low center of gravity, quick shift of the hips but he's always moving forward while changing direction. He looks smaller than Tate. He just looks like his dad, tbh.

Lost his helmet twice, so apparently he has something in common with Steve Slaton too.
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He has that Ben Tate look to him, IMO.
I wrote the same thing on the first page.
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I've liked what I read about Grimes more than what I've read about Meggett.

It's interesting that you say he is perfect for our system, reports that I read said he is a dancer who isn't decisive and when he does cut tends to run into the back of his blocking.

I haven't seen either of them though so I find all feedback interesting.
Kiwi, there's a bunch of videos on Grimes out there.
It looks to me he's running a bit upright.

Meggett has a jump cut that makes it look like he was dancing.
I've watched 6 of his games so far, and I saw a guy who can identify the hole for the most part.

For his career, his rushing average was better than Grimes even though the latter played in the FCS.

Grimes was used to catch the ball out of the backfield more, but we don't know how well he blocked while Meggett was a very good blocker in college.

Besides what I've described, another play stood out to me.
Meggett came out of the tackle box to take on a blitzing safety.
He jacked the safety up, and sent him flying.
As the guy tried to get up, Meggett came back and decked him onto the ground again, and then pancaked him.
I like how Meggett "finished" his block.

It will be an interesting camp.
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Outside of the crazy unis, there has not been much to watch from Maryland football over the last few years. I did catch two or three games during that time and megget stuck in my head because he had the NFL playing father. Nothing about his game stuck with me.

Came off as stocky (nice word), and slow to the hole even though his overall numbers worked. Not excited, but the 'system' has made gotten enough from other dudes who did not seem to be anything interesting to me.
Nah, he did much better than the other two backs on the team this past year.

The year before, he actually had more carries (126-720yds) than the "featured back" Da'rel Scott (122-708 yards), with Scott being one year older.

Maryland entered the 2010 season with Scott and Meggett sharing time as the number-one running back. Head coach Friedgen said, "At this point in time, I would say Scott and Meggett are 1A and 1B."

Scott has the same built 5'11 - 211 lbs, but has break-away speed (4.4, and as low as 4.29 per nfldraftscout. - He ran a 4.34 at the combine.)
He was drafted in the 7th by the Giants.

The knock on Scott:
"Lacking as an inside runner, short-yardage and goal line back, and in pass protection. Is not a three-down load back. Scott's natural playmaking abilities should make him a day 3 selection."

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Scott, a seventh-round pick last year, had a huge preseason that included a 97-yard touchdown run against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football, a 65-yard touchdown on a fake punt against the Patriots and 114 yards rushing against New England. But during the regular season, he had only five carries for 16 yards while returning 14 kicks for an average of 24.4 yards per attempt.
Scott, who fumbled on a run in the blowout loss to the Saints, seemed like he was simply trying to navigate his way through his rookie season.
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