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Post by allday1991 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:38 pm

Ever year I notice one or two players that catch my eye (last year was Todd Gurley) at the combine. I watch very little college football so don't know much about the players except what I see at the combine. I am aware he had won the Heisman this year with a very impressive college season. At the combine I was shocked to see a hb that big with exceptional speed, seems like a total physical freak. Was wondering what the board thinks about him and how he will do in the NFL?
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Post by saint33 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:54 am

Think Steven Jackson. :thumbsup:
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Post by kurtkeoki » Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:25 am

People are a little jaded on 'Bama RBs. It's tough to tell if their success is because of their surrounding cast, or individual greatness. Mark Ingram is starting to look like a solid RB, but it took a few years. Trent richardson was a bust. Eddy Lacy has been very up and down. Normally I don't think there is much merit in projecting a player's success based on how previous players from the same school did, but in 'Bama's case I think there is some merit, since they are SO dominant as a team and OL.
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Post by Jordysghost » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:30 pm

kurtkeoki wrote:People are a little jaded on 'Bama RBs. It's tough to tell if their success is because of their surrounding cast, or individual greatness. Mark Ingram is starting to look like a solid RB, but it took a few years. Trent richardson was a bust. Eddy Lacy has been very up and down. Normally I don't think there is much merit in projecting a player's success based on how previous players from the same school did, but in 'Bama's case I think there is some merit, since they are SO dominant as a team and OL.
No Lacy hasn't been 'up and down'.

He has been nothing less then a blatant success.
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Post by kurtkeoki » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:42 pm

Jordysghost wrote: No Lacy hasn't been 'up and down'.

He has been nothing less then a blatant success.
As someone that used a high 1st round pick on Lacy in fantasy, I can guarantee he wasn't a 'blatant success' last year. He had a solid rookie year, an excellent second year, and a disappointing 3rd year.
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Post by jackal » Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:54 am

I think Henry has a good chance to be a BUS type of player I would n't mind us grabbing him at 23
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Post by allday1991 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:24 pm

jackal wrote:I think Henry has a good chance to be a BUS type of player I would n't mind us grabbing him at 23
As much as we are good at hb and have holes else where I don't think I'd be mad at that pick either. I may end up eating crow which is fine with me but I think this kid will be special in the NFL.
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Post by jackal » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:44 am

yeah big backs that can move at NFL speed are very unusual, McKinnon and Henry would be a good combo.
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Post by allday1991 » Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:31 am

jackal wrote:yeah big backs that can move at NFL speed are very unusual, McKinnon and Henry would be a good combo.
As much as A.p is my boy we do need a sucessor to him at some point (however I believe he can play at a higher level for another 4-5 years) and it would sting for me much less to know it's for another freak talent. Can't argue with Henry and McKinnon being a good combo we would have the best of both worlds.
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Post by allday1991 » Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:33 am

Does anyone have an opinion or input to how good of a blocker Henry is? With his size you would assume so but doesn't always work like that.
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Post by PurpleKoolaid » Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:59 am

I'd like Hnery if they really go BPA and he was there. But then we would have a big mess with the face of the franchise.

He had really good 'scores' on both blocking and receiving out of the back field. He slightly slower then gurley. Wouldnt surprise me if they were 1 and 2 though in stats all year. But AD isnt going anywhere.
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Post by Jordysghost » Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:15 am

kurtkeoki wrote: As someone that used a high 1st round pick on Lacy in fantasy, I can guarantee he wasn't a 'blatant success' last year. He had a solid rookie year, an excellent second year, and a disappointing 3rd year.
Your fantasy season is irrelevant, (sigh) Fantasy isn't reality dude, dont confuse the two.

Lacy last year had a 4.1 ypc, no it wasn't even close to his two very good seasons to open up his career, but it was more then servicable and thanks to him and Starks the Packers boasted a higher rated running game then passing game most of the year.

Lacy has been rather consistent his three years into the league, even his worst year was good.
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Re: Derrick Henry

Post by PurpleKoolaid » Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:32 am

Zek is the guy I'd love but I bet hes gone in the top 10.
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Post by DK Sweets » Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:34 am

PurpleKoolaid wrote:Zek is the guy I'd love but I bet hes gone in the top 10.
If Elliot is around when we're on the clock, you hand the card to the fastest man on your staff and sprint to the podium.

As a matter of fact, you bring back Randy Moss as a consultant and hand him the card in case there is any traffic.
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Post by Jordysghost » Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:13 am

DK Sweets wrote:If Elliot is around when we're on the clock, you hand the card to the fastest man on your staff and sprint to the podium.

As a matter of fact, you bring back Randy Moss as a consultant and hand him the card in case there is any traffic.
You think he is the kind of back you spend a 1st on?
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