Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by gwallaia, May 10, 2014.
Are there any good RB's to draft today?
With Ben Tate gone, we need a solid back-up to Foster.
Lots and lots of good guys still on the board.
I like Seastrunk as an off back. Also wouldn't be pissed about Storm.
My RB board:
1. Storm Johnson (although he has fumbling issues)
2. Lache Seastrunk
3. James Wilder Jr.
4. Marion Grice
5. Antonio Andrews
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.
who are the Patriots going to release?
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.
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]
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.
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
4.63 Combine, 4.72 Pro Day
Clowney's probably the 2nd best RB on the team. 0:38
We drafted the best running back if you care about potential. Otherwise, you're right.
pre injury 2012:
Not sure if accurate but hopefully he will increase speed a bit.
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