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Old 04-26-2013, 08:43 PM   #261
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Jake Butt

Originally Posted by srphoenix View Post
With the 88th pick of the 2013 Orange Mane mock draft the Green Bay Packers select:

Montee Ball RB Wisconsin


A powerfully built back - 5-foot-10, 214 pounds
Strong lower body with legs that never stop churning
Runs with a low center of gravity
Improves as games wear on, punishing defenders along the way
Capable but unnatural receiver - most of his catches came on screen passes
Quality in blitz pickup
Stifling stiff arm and is more nimble than often given credit for - makes well-timed cuts that allow for excellent momentum shifts
Very patient runner - sets up his blocks
Finishes runs and has a nose for the end zone


Tremendous workload at Wisconsin - 983 offensive touches in four years (366 in 2012)
Benefitted in 2011 from one of the best offensive lines in recent NCAA memory in a run-first system
Lacks a second gear - 4.66 seconds in the 40-yard dash - and an initial burst
Durability concerns - multiple concussions and a lot of wear on his tires
Been involved in off-the-field incidents but was cleared of any wrongdoing - enough of a red flag to warrant a mention
Limited to no upside
Expected draft placement

Ball is an all-around solid but unspectacular running back and should be a second-day pick. The decorated rusher could go to any number of teams, but several that stand out include the New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams, Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons.
Looks like you've got a new adopt-a-Bronco, srphoenix.
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