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Old 02-26-2012, 09:00 PM   #66
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Originally Posted by Jameson View Post
that's not my original argument. my original argument was that, when observing a prospect's combine weight, we should determine if they are "big" or "undersized" based off of how they compare to the average prospect, not how they compare to the average running back. because the average (50% of prospects) puts on 8 pounds, and i'd estimate that even the lower end of the bell curve puts on a measly 2 pounds. it's not a fallacy, like i said. it's logical stuff.. but i sadly can't prove it to the extent i'd like. obviously there will be loop holes in my argument, but for the most part, i think that at the end of the day, if someone put a gun to your head and said:

do you or don't you agree that running back prospects put on weight by the time they are part of this "average nfl rb" data, you'd say yes. and you'd be hard pressed to find proof, but you'd probably side with me, and not with reverend, in the fact that rober turbin is not just "above average in size" he is a big dude. he is one of the bigger backs out there.

15 pounds heavier than the average prospect at rb this year.
Rev said compared to the average NFL RB he is just above average. He is moving to the NFL no longer a college player. That is a fact today. I would argue that a player already above the NFL average would not gain more weight Gaining weight is not a great path to success in the NFL if you are already overweight compared to the NFL average (and with a torn ACL to boot). I would need to see several examples that meet Turbin's situation to agree with you. Good luck trying to find them because I doubt they exists and for good reason.

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