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Old 04-13-2010   #1
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Question is Ryan Mathews a better running back prospect than Donald Brown was last year coming out?

Ryan Mathews 5'-11.5" 218 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash 4.53
Bench press 19
Vertical jump 36.0
Broad jump 10'01
20-yard shuttle 4.33

Donald Brown 5'-10" 210 Combine Results
40-Yard Dash 4.51
Vertical jump 41.5
Broad jump 10'5
Three-cone drill 6.93
20-yard shuttle 4.10
60-yard shuttle 11.30
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Question is Ryan Mathews a better running back prospect than Donald Brown was last year coming out?

Ryan Mathews 5'-11.5" 218 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash 4.53
NFL.com has Mathews running his 40 in 4.45 seconds. And why are the combine numbers the baseline for who is a better prospect, anyway? Brown can be a good RB, but I haven't seen anyone describe him as the type of rugged, explosive runner that Mathews is. Brown is a shifty back who likes to dance in the backfield. Mathews is a straight ahead, no nonsense back that's perfect for the Texans offense.

That's why it really doesn't surprise me that Rick Gosselin of the DMN has Mathews going to Seattle at #14 in his mock draft, once I realized whom the Seahawks new O-line and running game guru is. Alex Gibbs ring a bell?
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Yes.

And even though he didn't have the greatest year, Donald Brown was picked 27th overall.

Ryan Mathews will probably be gone by the time we pick.
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Yes.

And even though he didn't have the greatest year, Donald Brown was picked 27th overall.

Ryan Mathews will probably be gone by the time we pick.

Didn't he rush for 2,000+ yards his last season with UCONN?
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Didn't he rush for 2,000+ yards his last season with UCONN?
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think Pencil was refering to his rookie season with the Colts, heaven help us all if the same thing happens to the Texans if they where to draft Ryan Mathews & he has an extensive injury history too. the more I think about it when it comes to RB's I want them really clean with no past majors. Then you need to evaulate how fast they recover, do they work hard to move rehab date up stuff like that. I don't think durability should be discounted.
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NFL.com has Mathews running his 40 in 4.45 seconds. And why are the combine numbers the baseline for who is a better prospect, anyway? Brown can be a good RB, but I haven't seen anyone describe him as the type of rugged, explosive runner that Mathews is. Brown is a shifty back who likes to dance in the backfield. Mathews is a straight ahead, no nonsense back that's perfect for the Texans offense.

That's why it really doesn't surprise me that Rick Gosselin of the DMN has Mathews going to Seattle at #14 in his mock draft, once I realized whom the Seahawks new O-line and running game guru is. Alex Gibbs ring a bell?
It wouldn't really surprise me at all. Heck...maybe they take Spiller, we take Mathews and while we sleep on Thursday night, the two teams swap RB's and a pick here and there....

and maybe I'll win the lottery...

All I know is I wish tomorrow was draft night.
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Didn't he rush for 2,000+ yards his last season with UCONN?
I was referring to his year with the Colts. He only had a 3.6 ypc. I knew he wasn't going to get a ton of touches with Addai in the backfield with him but I expected more from him.

He did have that "God dammit, Donald!" play with Peyton and that was pretty priceless.
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All I know is I wish tomorrow was draft night.
Not me. I finally made the switch to Direct TV from cable so I can watch the draft and NFLN. It won't be installed until Friday

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Not me. I finally made the switch to Direct TV from cable so I can watch the draft and NFLN. It won't be installed until Friday
I'll give you that. Carry on.
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I was referring to his year with the Colts. He only had a 3.6 ypc. I knew he wasn't going to get a ton of touches with Addai in the backfield with him but I expected more from him.

He did have that "God dammit, Donald!" play with Peyton and that was pretty priceless.
Heh, that was pretty dadgum funny. It would've been funnier if Peyton had gotten slobber-knocked.
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Donald Brown never struck me as a first-round value and I have no idea why the Colts used such a high pick to select him ?
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