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15 hours ago, RobR said:

I'll do Harris by next week. Got any vids that you want me to base my opinion on?

There's a few on youtube vs Ole Miss, UL, etc....  Even better, watch him here in the playoffs as well. I see a mixture of Ingram and Elliot, though I wouldn't go as far as to put him alongside, yet. He just looks made to hit holes and finish runs. 

I personally have a bigger hard on for Dexter Williams b/c of running style and homerun ability, but if i was a GM and my job/team was on the line, I can't pretend like Harris isn't the more predictable/safer/right pick.

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2 minutes ago, Paradis said:

There's a few on youtube vs Ole Miss, UL, etc....  Even better, watch him here in the playoffs as well. I see a mixture of Ingram and Elliot, though I would go as far as to put him alongside, yet. He just looks made to hit holes and finish runs. 

I personally have a bigger hard on for Dexter Williams b/c of running style and homerun ability, but if i was a GM and my job/team was on the line, I can't pretend like Harris isn't the more predictable/safer/right pick.

Those Alabama backs are kinda safe and predictable in the NFL.  

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2 hours ago, sec101row23 said:

Singletary interests me.  He’s short but he’s 200 pounds.  Not a great RB class IMO.  Harris and Williams seem like the safest of the bunch.  

Surprised @Paradis didn’t list Jalen Hurd in your RB rankings....Lol

He's impressive. I think i wrote him off to early b/c of his height, but after watching more i don't think it will matter. he's a playmaker. 

 

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3 hours ago, sec101row23 said:

Singletary interests me.  He’s short but he’s 200 pounds.  Not a great RB class IMO.  Harris and Williams seem like the safest of the bunch.  

Surprised @Paradis didn’t list Jalen Hurd in your RB rankings....Lol

back to Hurd; you think he could be drafted as a RB? I think he's the one who wants to shed that title. I think he'll be looked at as WR/flex guy. 

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40 minutes ago, Paradis said:

back to Hurd; you think he could be drafted as a RB? I think he's the one who wants to shed that title. I think he'll be looked at as WR/flex guy. 

No, I just thought you would throw him in there. Lol..

I did see a horrible article comparing him to Cordarrelle Patterson though.  I get the Tennessee thing and the fact that Patterson has played some RB, but Hurd is WAY better as a receiver than Patterson ever has been.  Hurd catches the ball so much more naturally than Patterson.   I though it was a lazy comparison.   

Here is another article comparing Hurd and Patterson.  

https://thedraftnetwork.com/2018/12/13/jalen-hurd-has-a-little-cordarrelle-patterson-to-his-game/

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On 12/16/2018 at 10:43 AM, sec101row23 said:

No, I just thought you would throw him in there. Lol..

I did see a horrible article comparing him to Cordarrelle Patterson though.  I get the Tennessee thing and the fact that Patterson has played some RB, but Hurd is WAY better as a receiver than Patterson ever has been.  Hurd catches the ball so much more naturally than Patterson.   I though it was a lazy comparison.   

Here is another article comparing Hurd and Patterson.  

https://thedraftnetwork.com/2018/12/13/jalen-hurd-has-a-little-cordarrelle-patterson-to-his-game/

Saw and called out Brad lol... you know he wrote up a niece piece on Jalen in September when few were talking about him... then this piece, which i don't agree with outside of the most basic, broadest sense Hurd can do more than just be a conventional WR... but what does that mean? 

Anyway, yea. 

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A guy I want to look a lot more at is Josh jacobs from Bama.  Not talked about much bcause he had limiited touches -- but that should be a positive comiing out of college; plenty of tread left on those tires.  Complete, 3-down back -- can block, catch out of the backfield, run through people and around them.  Good kick returner too.  Not sure why we are not hearing much about him.  Yet.

 

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1 hour ago, Lith said:

A guy I want to look a lot more at is Josh jacobs from Bama.  Not talked about much bcause he had limiited touches in college -- but that should be a positive comiing out of college; plenty of tread left on those tires.  Complete, 3-down back -- can block, catch out of the backfield, run through people and around them.  Good kick returner too.  Not sure why we are not hearing much about him.  Yet.

 

To be honest, i haven't looked at him much. He's one of the only ones I skipped. I'll revisit if you say so.

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4 hours ago, Lith said:

A guy I want to look a lot more at is Josh jacobs from Bama.  Not talked about much bcause he had limiited touches in college -- but that should be a positive comiing out of college; plenty of tread left on those tires.  Complete, 3-down back -- can block, catch out of the backfield, run through people and around them.  Good kick returner too.  Not sure why we are not hearing much about him.  Yet.

 

Reminds me of TJ Yeldon.  

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nice list Paradis! Dex Williams is gonna fly up boards. some off-field stuff with him though. couple of my early thoughts: 

-Trayveon Williams if he declares will be a riser. Not a tall/power back, but led SEC in rushing and dangerous pass catcher

-David Montgomery is my favorite prospect but will need to run a good 40 to solidify himself. Also not officially declared 

-Singletary is a baller don't care about size makes plays and sheds tacklers 

-Damien Harris is a meh for me. Mark Ingram, Derrick Henry, Kenyan Drake, Bo Scarborough, Eddie Lacy, --- long list of one-trick ponies there. Scouting community has comp'ed him to Doug Martin 

-Bryce Love a Chris Johnson speedster shifty/quick type wonder if he can run 4.4 

-Snell/Henderson nice prospects 

-Weber/Scott/Gaskin solid not special 

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23 hours ago, 19andOhWait said:

nice list Paradis! Dex Williams is gonna fly up boards. some off-field stuff with him though. couple of my early thoughts: 

-Trayveon Williams if he declares will be a riser. Not a tall/power back, but led SEC in rushing and dangerous pass catcher

-David Montgomery is my favorite prospect but will need to run a good 40 to solidify himself. Also not officially declared 

-Singletary is a baller don't care about size makes plays and sheds tacklers 

-Damien Harris is a meh for me. Mark Ingram, Derrick Henry, Kenyan Drake, Bo Scarborough, Eddie Lacy, --- long list of one-trick ponies there. Scouting community has comp'ed him to Doug Martin 

-Bryce Love a Chris Johnson speedster shifty/quick type wonder if he can run 4.4 

-Snell/Henderson nice prospects 

-Weber/Scott/Gaskin solid not special 

Interesting you bring up T. Williams... I deliberately ignored him, and for no good reason. I'll make time for him in the new year. 

Montegomery is a trooper, but I just feel like i've seen 1000 montegomery's... work horses who athletically tap out in the pros. It's all or nothing IMO with him... either the game proves to be too quick and we never see him start on sundays, or the complete opposite. My gut says the former. 

-I feel you on harris, which is why i didn't give him the time of day either... until i had to. And then i went "wow... ok, he can do it all"... I challenge you to show me his deficiencies. I think he;ll be every bit as successful as Mark Ingram. 

me + bryce love = yawn

 

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Sports Day reports that Texas A&M junior RB Trayveon Williams will declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Williams (5'9/200) set the Texas A&M single-season rushing yards record after piling up 1,760 yards on 271 carries (6.5 YPC). The best offensive player on the field for some of his games this season, Williams was a threat for a long touchdown every time he touched the ball. Williams ended up racking up 18 touchdown runs, but he also showed a receiving ability, catching 27-of-39 targets for 278 yards and a score. In what many analysts view as a weak running back class, Williams has a chance to be a top-five RB and a Day 2 selection with a good combine.
 
my guy! 

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The Athletic's Dane Brugler called Alabama senior RB Damien Harris a "not-as-dynamic version of Ezekiel Elliott."
 
Harris (5'11/215) can "do a little bit everything" and is asked to do more as a pass blocker than almost all college running backs. Zeke, of course, was considered a no-brainer first-rounder after securing a 94th percentile Speed Score at the combine, and that's not something anyone is expecting for Harris. A senior with leadership experience, Harris is considered a Day 2 prospect that can fit into many roles at the NFL level.
 
yep 

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On 1/4/2019 at 6:56 AM, 19andOhWait said:
The Athletic's Dane Brugler called Alabama senior RB Damien Harris a "not-as-dynamic version of Ezekiel Elliott."
 
Harris (5'11/215) can "do a little bit everything" and is asked to do more as a pass blocker than almost all college running backs. Zeke, of course, was considered a no-brainer first-rounder after securing a 94th percentile Speed Score at the combine, and that's not something anyone is expecting for Harris. A senior with leadership experience, Harris is considered a Day 2 prospect that can fit into many roles at the NFL level.
 
yep 

Hmmm 

On 12/16/2018 at 9:47 AM, Paradis said:

I see a mixture of Ingram and Elliot, though I wouldn't go as far as to put him alongside, yet. He just looks made to hit holes and finish runs. 

 

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On 12/16/2018 at 10:15 AM, sec101row23 said:

Singletary interests me.  He’s short but he’s 200 pounds.  Not a great RB class IMO.  Harris and Williams seem like the safest of the bunch.  

Surprised @Paradis didn’t list Jalen Hurd in your RB rankings....Lol

I like Snell Jr.  Big dude who breaks tackles and runs to daylight.  Not the shiftiest but a workhorse.

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3 hours ago, Lith said:

 

oooh, lith. Welcome to the "I love him and there's no chance he'll land with us" club

It's a dreary place, not gonna lie. 

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6 hours ago, Paradis said:

oooh, lith. Welcome to the "I love him and there's no chance he'll land with us" club

It's a dreary place, not gonna lie. 

Yup.  Unless we find a way to trade back/add 2nd round pick; I don't see him dropping to the top of the 3rd for us.  But no worries, we will probably pick another 6th round Mcguire/Cannon caliber RB and hope for the best. 

And when the guy runs for 8 yards on 3rd and 6 in his 5th game of the season, to bring his averge up to 3.3 yards per carry, Jets twitter and FB will hail another great late round steal for Macc.

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4 hours ago, Lith said:

Yup.  Unless we find a way to trade back/add 2nd round pick; I don't see him dropping to the top of the 3rd for us.  But no worries, we will probably pick another 6th round Mcguire/Cannon caliber RB and hope for the best. 

And when the guy runs for 8 yards on 3rd and 6 in his 5th game of the season, to bring his averge up to 3.3 yards per carry, Jets twitter and FB will hail another great late round steal for Macc.

This is the sad line where truth and sarcasm blur. 

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On 1/11/2019 at 1:10 AM, Paradis said:

oooh, lith. Welcome to the "I love him and there's no chance he'll land with us" club

It's a dreary place, not gonna lie. 

There was a catch he made in the Clemson game that sealed the deal for me regarding Jacobs.  Ball was a little off target and he reached out and plucked it like a wider receiver.   He is very smooth as a receiver.  Sadly Maccagnan is allergic to drafting these kind of players.  

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On 1/4/2019 at 9:55 AM, 19andOhWait said:

Sports Day reports that Texas A&M junior RB Trayveon Williams will declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Williams (5'9/200) set the Texas A&M single-season rushing yards record after piling up 1,760 yards on 271 carries (6.5 YPC). The best offensive player on the field for some of his games this season, Williams was a threat for a long touchdown every time he touched the ball. Williams ended up racking up 18 touchdown runs, but he also showed a receiving ability, catching 27-of-39 targets for 278 yards and a score. In what many analysts view as a weak running back class, Williams has a chance to be a top-five RB and a Day 2 selection with a good combine.
 
my guy! 

I’d love this pick. He cuts and changes direction without losing speed, hits the hole and follows his blockers really well,  is full speed in one step and can catch. The Jets need a threat to take it to the house every time he touches the ball. 

Him and Hunt in the backfield would be a good start. 

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On 12/18/2018 at 5:15 AM, Lith said:

A guy I want to look a lot more at is Josh jacobs from Bama.  Not talked about much bcause he had limiited touches -- but that should be a positive comiing out of college; plenty of tread left on those tires.  Complete, 3-down back -- can block, catch out of the backfield, run through people and around them.  Good kick returner too.  Not sure why we are not hearing much about him.  Yet.

 

Reminds me of Alvin Kamara.  Size, usage, elusive and hard to bring down.  Doesn't seem as quick but looks like he has a similar skill set.  Looks like he could be a good RPO RB.  Effective up the middle, can block but also can continue the play-action route to be the last option checkdown.

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