Jorvorskie Lane

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  1. Scooter

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    ok, i whiffed entirely it seems on dwayne slay, am i about to do it again with jorvorskie lane??? it annoys me to no end that combine stats mean more than game play. the kid produces points, and as a 19 year old sophmore, has impressed me more than once with his patience. we know he doesnt break poor "college arm tackles", he flattens whatever's in his path. he's going to keep getting better (and possibly bigger ... which is scary), but will he continue on his pace to translate in this era's jerome bettis ... 3.5 yards per carry, EVERY carry? or will he have to learn how to play defensive end because of our over emphasis on 40 times?

    opinions?
     
  2. AtheGreat

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    give me a year and i'll get back to you. Its hard to tell how much a college guy can translate into the NFL or if he will. I dont see him being as effectvie in the NFL becuase of the tremendous difference in player speed (which is why 40 times are weighted so heaviliy). Like i said, i'd give him another year to figure out what he is.
     
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    He's so much bigger than the majority of the Dline's in college. In Pro he won't be, he will be going up against Mario Williams and Julius Peppers, Henderson, etc...
     
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    isn't he like 270? hard to see that succeeding in the NFL.
     
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    yea he is a stud in college but I dont see him succeeding in the NFL either. he looks a lot like that stud FB they had a while back who couldnt make it in the NFL
     
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    lets see what he does against some upper level teams instead of the cupcakes he's been running against. I dont see this guy as a pro player. Tires easily and does not appear to be reel fast.
     
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    If you are referring to Tombs (sp), I think what held him back was more related to character issues. I beleive he got himself in a little trouble.
     
  8. LORK 88

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    He's an unitentional Ron Dayne. I seriously doubt he does anything in the pros, his 40 time will knock him down to an UDFA.
     


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    Yea i remember thinking Tombs was going to go to the NFL doing something, but I never saw him play in the NFL.
     
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    Yea thats the guy. Couldnt remember his name
     
  11. Ole Miss Texan

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    He also showed up to the pro tryouts overweight and had apparently not been working out or preparing for them at all...dumb move.. I enjoyed watching him play at atm, he would carry everyone at least 10yds untill he got tackled.
     
  12. TexanSam

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    I think he's as big or even bigger than Ron Dayne in college. Look at how that turned out...

    If and when he gets to the NFL though, I'm sure he'll be required to slim down some. He's got power, I don't know how much speed though.
     
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    Im sorry, theres no way he was better than Dayne in college. Hate on him as a pro player, but dont question what he did in college which is set the NCAA career record for rushing yards.
     
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    I said bigger. He's no where close to being Ron Dayne in the college ranks. He might be able to rush like him his senior year if he keeps improving, but even then he'd have a hard time matching up.
     
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    My bad, read that wrong. For some reason i thought I saw the word better in there for some reason. Anyways, I still question Lane and really dont think he'll do much. He's big, but thats all he has. FBs will be running faster 40 times than him. If you want a power RB, look no further than Brian Leonard. Fast as a RB, Power of a FB, and just athletic as can be.
     
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    Jorvorskie Lane!!! A thread for the J-Train! SWEET!

    I love the guy but I can't help but to agree with the general concensus here. He could either lose weight and try to get some more speed, or he could gain some more muscle and come in like Jerome Bettis. Either way I think he has as good a chance as any in his position to succeed.... he is doing EXTREMELY well for us Aggies this year.

    He is the Juggernaut! 16 TDs and counting!
     
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    That's not "patience" you're seeing. It just takes Lane a little longer to get to the hole. Haha.

    He's not in the same mold as Jerome Bettis. Despite his size, Bettis had good feet. Lane is closer to Iron Head Heyward.

    Coming out of high school, he was listed at 240. 2 years later, he's gained 34 lbs. And he's only 19. How much is he going to weight at 25? Does he have the discipline to maintain/drop weight if need be? Time will tell.
     
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    So at least he has a future selling soap and little lathery poofy things.

    :redtowel:
     
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    Next time they are on tv, watch the J-Trains footwork, the guy does have some pretty good moves for a running back of his size. He's a guy we'll have to wait and see.

    But on another note, keep your eyes on Michael Goodsoon (#3 running back, FR), that guy can be something great.

    P.S. Jamaal Toombs was set to go into the NFL but he had some insane amounts of off field problems (9 kids with 9 different girls if I remember right) and he never made it. He was playing arena ball for the Austin or Dallas team not too long ago.
     
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