Discussion in 'College Football & the NFL Draft' started by Playoffs, Mar 5, 2014.
Greg Peshek: RB Metrics 1.0
Sankey gets stopped short quite a bit according to this metric, yet he is shooting up everyone's boards as the potential #1 RB now.
I'll still take Hyde.
IMO, it's because he has proven that he has a three-down skill set. He also has good size and great athleticism. He reminds me of Bengals RB Gio Bernard, who was the 1st back selected last year. He fits the mold of the more modern RB that is starting to take over the league while downhill runners like Hyde are starting to be phased out.
As far as the metrics go, let's remember that Ohio State, LSU, Auburn, and Baylor will all have O-Linemen drafted this year. Sankey probably played behind the worst O-Line of the guys listed here.
Starting to be phased out? Not sure if I agree with that.
Eddie Lacy was just the Rookie of the year last year.
Look at the rushing leaders from last year. Of the 13 RB's who rushed for 1,000+ yards, only 1 (Lacy) weighed over 220 lbs. Hyde weighed in at 230 at the Combine. The only RB's in the top 20 in rushing that are close to his size were Lacy, Zac Stacy, and Le'Veon Bell.
I'm not saying that Hyde will not be successful or that Sankey will be more successful. I'm just saying, the trend at RB in the NFL has switched to smaller and more versatile guys over the recent years. IMO, that's the reason why people seem higher on Sankey than Hyde.
I respect your opinion and I hear what you're saying. After the draft (depending on where they go) let's pride bet who has the better season.
Greg Peshek: RB Metrics 2.0
If Hill didn't have his background of being really immature and getting into fights at bars, he would probably be the first RB taken. As it is, I probably wouldn't touch him before the 4th/5th - and I say this as an LSU fan. =/
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