Originally Posted by Jens
The only 2 truly special backs we´ve had in recent years are TD and Clinton Portis. LenDale White, as you mentioned, above is a pick I wouldn´t mind at all. And while I´m not unhappy with Mike Anderson by any means, but I´ve only really liked him for a 3-4 game stretch this season. Any thoughts on Maroney?
Not physical enough.
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 205 | 40-Time: 4.50
A big play threat who can take it the distance from any point on the field...Has been extremely productive at the college level...Patient runner with excellent vision and instincts...Does a good job of following his blockers...Explosive with a strong lower body and the ability to break tackles...Has an extra gear and is much faster than his forty time would lead you to believe...Can also return kicks.
Doesn't have the size you would like to see in a feature back...Hands are questionable at best and he was not used much as a receiver in college...Isn't a physical runner and prefers to shy away from contact...Plays in a system that is conducive to running backs producing big numbers...Didn't carry the load until the '05 season after splitting time with Marion Barber III...Hails from a program known for great college runners who failed to make much of an impact in the pros.
A prolific college running back who might not be quite the pro prospect his press clippings would lead you to believe...There is a lot to like about this guy, but when you factor in his size, receiving abilities and the system he plays in there are certainly some things that concern you as well...Let the buyer beware.
I like this guy.
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 214 | 40-Time: 4.41
Has excellent timed speed with quick feet and a burst...Outstanding receiver out of the backfield...Runs hard and with power...Strong and can slip tacklers...Patient runner with good balance...Hits the hole and runs north / south...Also a very good blocker...Was always productive and made the most of his chances...Hard worker and team leader with top intangibles...Still has a lot of upside and potential.
Has only average size...Never carried the load in college and always split time with others...Is not very imaginative as a runner and doesn't have a lot of moves or wiggle...Durability is a concern as he was sidelined with minor ailments throughout his career and a torn ACL in '01...Is he more Domanick Davis or Kevin Faulk?
Interesting prospect who only got a chance to start as a senior due to injuries...Underrated and could end up being better in the pros than he was in college with additional opportunities...A player who does everything well and will find a role at the pro level whether it be as a starter or situational player.
This guy might be worth takin a look at. He is very physical.
Gerald Riggs Jr.
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 217 | 40-Time: 4.52
Has good size...Is a powerful and physical runner who craves contact...Always keeps his legs moving and will run over defenders...Strong and breaks a lot of tackles...Very athletic with great balance and a burst...Is a patient runner with good vision...Has been productive when given a chance...Still has a lot of upside.
Was never the Vols primary ball carrier for an extended period...Does not have amazing speed and isn't a breakaway threat...Doesn't have a lot of wiggle and is basically a north / south runner...Might have some character concerns...Is not a great receiver...A below average blocker...Missed a lot of time with ankle injuries.
The son of former Pro Bowl NFL running back Gerald Riggs...A top recruit coming out of high school who never lived up to the hype at the college level due to a variety of factors including lack of opportunity and injuries...Could turn out to be a better pro than college player as he has yet to reach his full potential.
None of these guys are 1500 yard backs though IMO.