Running Back

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  1. gwallaia

    gwallaia Moderator Staff Member

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    Are there any good RB's to draft today?

    With Ben Tate gone, we need a solid back-up to Foster.
     
  2. The Pencil Neck

    The Pencil Neck Subscribed Contributor

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    Lots and lots of good guys still on the board.
     
  3. Dan B.

    Dan B. Hall of Fame

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    I like Seastrunk as an off back. Also wouldn't be pissed about Storm.
     
  4. The Pencil Neck

    The Pencil Neck Subscribed Contributor

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    My RB board:

    1. Storm Johnson (although he has fumbling issues)
    2. Lache Seastrunk
    3. James Wilder Jr.
    4. Marion Grice
    5. Antonio Andrews
     
  5. bah007

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    David Fluellen from Toledo is a late round guy who fits the Patriots style of RB. Not sure if that means he fits O'Brien but he might be a guy to keep an eye on.
     
  6. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    who are the Patriots going to release?
     
  7. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    I'm still hoping for Flanders. I think he'd be a good replacement for Forsett and could be a weapon to spell Foster from time to time.
     
  8. Playoffs

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    We just drafted one.... but there are still about 30 better RBs available. [IMGwidthsize=40]http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/images/smilies/toropalm.gif[/IMG]
     


  9. badboy

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    32 3/8"
    ARM LENGTH
    223LBS.
    WEIGHT
    9 7/8"
    HANDS
    OVERVIEW
    2013: Played in all 13 games with two starts. Rushed for season-high 89 yards and career-high 19 carries in win over TCU to open the season. 2012: Started first three games before torn ACL ended his season. Started season with back-to-back 100-yard games (123 vs. North Texas; 101 and touchdown vs. Washington). 2011: Played in 12 games with one start. Missed Arkansas game with injury. 2010: Played 11 games with one start.
    ANALYSIS
    STRENGTHS Terrific size and musculature. Inside-outside ability. Nice vision, instincts and patience. Has good speed for a back his size -- opens up his stride in the clear. Strong runner -- heavy on contact. Powers through arm tackles and runs with forward lean. Wields an effective stiff-arm. Looks to have good hands in limited exposure. Flashes playmaking ability. Has tread on his tires -- averaged just 52 carries per season at LSU. Has experience in a pro-style offense and on special teams. Clear upside.
    WEAKNESSES Average initial quickness and lateral agility. Smoother than he is explosive. Can run with more consistent intensity and pad level on a carry-by-carry basis -- does not always run angry or lower his pads. Shows some stiffness as a route runner. Weak in pass protection -- needs to improve willingness, awareness, technique and physicality. Was never the feature back at LSU (seven career starts). Suffered a torn ACL in 2012. Made controversial, homophobic remarks and maturity should be looked into.
    BOTTOM LINE Blue looks the part and would have been the No. 1 back at most schools given his combination of size, speed, power and competitiveness. Is a second-round talent on physical ability alone, but injury and a stacked stable of LSU runners limited Blue’s opportunity to shine. Scheme-versatile runner who is a prime candidate to elevate his stock prior to the draft and be a far more productive pro than college player.
    -Nolan Nawrocki http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/alfred-blue?id=2543600

    4.5 40 IIRC
     
  10. Playoffs

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    4.63 Combine, 4.72 Pro Day
     
  11. Lucky

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    Clowney's probably the 2nd best RB on the team. 0:38
     
  12. Bulls on Parade

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    We drafted the best running back if you care about potential. Otherwise, you're right.
     
  13. badboy

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    pre injury 2012:
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...-you-need-to-know-about-tigers-rb-alfred-blue

    Not sure if accurate but hopefully he will increase speed a bit.
     

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