As of right now a lot of people are overrating Upshaw. He's more of a late one, early two kind of guy. Great player, good instincts, but doesn't wow you athletically.
If this team drafts another back, we'll have Greene, a rookie, McKnight, and Powell. At least two of those backs will split carries. What do you call two running backs splitting carries? A committee.
Shonn Greene isn't* the type of back that can carry a team by himself on a consistent basis.
Joe McKnight has been very good when given the chance. ...and I love how you've written off a fourth string rookie tailback that has 13 career carries.
Unlike the running back position, this team needs to spend a pick or two on a receiver.If I have a RB or WR I really want in the second round, then I take him. McKnight will be a third down back. We need someone to split carries with Greene.
You just said that Joe McKnight won't amount to anything, but he'll be our third down back?
Last edited by Anton Chigurh; 12-21-2011 at 12:10 AM.
Shone Greene cannot carry a team on his back on a consistent basis because he's the model of inconsistency. I think it's wonderful that the you believe so strongly in Greene and don't want to draft a back. I'm enthused that you see such potential in McKnight because I see very little in him, yet much more than Powell. With LT likely leaving, our RB situation may get scary. It may not, I don't know.
I'm opining. I'm a no nothing chump is simply disappointed with what I see from our three young running backs.
Pass rusher is probably first priority, though I do like Barron from Alabama to solidify the safety position.
Although there is a great need, I'm beginning to think that all the OLB's are alittle bit of a reach, my guy is Mercilus. Trading down is looking like a great alternative. If that is not a possability, Cordy Glenn as a RT/OG has great upside for a ground £ team...
Would you consider doing a second round
Possibly a Third
I found it hard to read some of the text because of the backround colors.
Well his plays and stats help set him apart a little, as does the fact that he's a senior who maintained his stock well despite having alot of eyes on him. Ware was similar in that regard, and no one saw his 4.52 or whatever it was coming. I think Curry will time better than the 4.7's.If Curry kills it at the combine, then I agree, he should rise up boards. I just don't think he'll do anything to separate himself too far from the pack.
He's projected to run in the 4.7s, so that won't do much for him. I highly doubt he'll run in the 4.5s like Demarcus Ware did.
I see Upshaw's upside as a Karlos Dansby type. Love that kind of player, but I'd take the pass rusher first.I also agree that he's a little more athletic than Courtney Upshaw. Upshaw's not going to come into this league and be a 15 plus sack pass rusher. He's an all-around high motor defender that excels against the run.
Burfict isn't a better pass rusher than Curry. He's also enough of a self-saboteur that Te'o not entering shouldn't affect his stock too much.Finally, I think Burfict is a better pass rusher than the majority of this year's 34 OLB prospects. It's a shame Manti Te'o is supposedly staying in school because that increases Burfict's chances of going very high in the draft.
Last edited by Much ado about Nothing; 12-20-2011 at 03:47 AM.