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  1. Draft Comparisons

    Was he not that good this past year? In 2016 he was being talked about by the Florida State coaches like he was the next big thing. He played really well that year from what I recall.
  2. Draft Comparisons

    You might be right. I didn't watch Murray this past year but he impressed me a lot in 2016 and 2017. When I make comps I don't always look to match the guys up in terms of measurables but rather playing style. Sometimes playing style can trump the measurables.
  3. Draft Comparisons

    Jalen Hurd - Andre Reed Mecole Hardman - Derrick Mason Nyqwan Murray - Flipper Anderson
  4. Hot Take Thread

    There will be more Pro Bowlers drafted in the 2nd and 3rd round of this year's draft than the 1st round. I think the top of this year's draft is weak but there is decent depth in the middle rounds. Overall the talent in this class pales in comparison to the 2017 and 2018 draft classes. Those drafts were legendary.
  5. 2019 Draft Prospects

    Josh Dobbs has alopecia. Its an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss. That's why his hairline is the way it is in that picture and the reason he has no eye brows. Its pretty disgusting to make fun of someone for the effects of a disease they can't control.
  6. 2019 Draft Prospects

    You do know Josh Dobbs won the backup job last year behind Big Ben? The Mason Rudolph talking point was interesting last year before camp when many thought Dobbs would be cut. He responded to that adversity by playing great in the preseason, winning the backup job, and relegating Mason Rudolph to 3rd string all year. With regard to some Tennessee fans not liking him when he played, maybe you should ask them how they feel now? I know Josh Dobbs reputation at Tennessee has increased substantially since he left and people saw just how bad the team got without him. With Dobbs as a full-time starter in 2015 and 2016, Tennessee was a formidable team in the SEC. Sure they didn't win the SEC East as they were favored to do. However, they were winning 9 games each year, beating the likes of Georgia and Florida, and even giving Alabama a scare in Tuscaloosa. Without Dobbs, Tenneseee had the worst season in program history in 2017 after failing to win at least 5 games for the first time in its history. Then in 2018 they followed that up with a mere 5 win season. Even the staunchest critic of Dobbs when he played at Tennessee has to admit now that he carried that program on his back and made Butch Jones look a lot better than he really was.
  7. 2019 Draft Prospects

    LOL. I remember hearing coaches from Oklahoma compare Jalen Hurd as a freshmen to Adrian Peterson after he played well against them. To say he never developed is a joke. Jalen Hurd was arguably the best player on the team in 2015 when they were arguably one of the best teams in college football despite having 4 losses. Remember they led Oklahoma and Alabama in the 4th quarter that year. Both those teams eventually made the playoff. They also led Florida by 2 TDs in the 4th quarter and somehow found a way to choke that game away. Jalen Hurd was a beast at Tennessee. And despite playing behind an awful offensive line, he was on pace to break the program's all-time rushing record in his junior season. Alvin Kamara only surpassed Hurd in 2016 after injuries took a toll on Hurd's body. That is why he switched positions and transferred.
  8. 2019 Draft Prospects

    You feel good making fun of someone with a disease?
  9. 2019 Draft Prospects

    Cool. I trust my eye test. Its what let me see Alvin Kamara's Marshall Faulk-esque abilities while he was a backup in college. I compared Dobbs to Randall Cunningham coming out of college. And if you look at how Cunningham's career went, he was a backup and underwhelming early in his career only to develop into a superstar and MVP candidate in his mid-20s. I expect Dobbs to follow a similar path. Not every great QB has instant success in the NFL. Sometimes greatness takes time.
  10. 2019 Draft Prospects

    Patience. Josh Dobbs is playing behind a future Hall of Fame QB who just led the league in passing yards. When he gets his chance he'll be a superstar like Alvin Kamara. QB is the one position in the NFL with an extended prime. Dobbs has lost nothing the last 2 years learning from Big Ben. He's following the same path Aaron Rodgers did behind Brett Favre for the first 3 years of his career.
  11. 2019 Draft Prospects

    I still stand by my pre-draft assesment of Dobbs. The QB position is different from the RB position. QBs have extended primes all the way into their 30s. RBs best years are in their first 5 years in the NFL. Josh Dobbs is simply playing behind a future Hall of Fame QB like Aaron Rodgers did at the start of his career. When Dobbs finally gets his chance he'll develop into a superstar like Alvin Kamara. He's just not gotten his chance yet. And no a couple of drives against the Raiders are not a suitable sample size to say much of anything about Dobbs potential. All Alvin Kamara's success has done is make me even more confident in Josh Dobbs eventual stardom.
  12. 2019 Draft Prospects

    Jalen Hurd will be a superstar in the NFL. I watched him play at Tennessee and there was a reason Alvin Kamara was the backup. I know its easy now that we've all seen Kamara develop into a superstar in the NFL to say the Tennessee coaches were idiots. But in 2015 when Kamara arrived at Tennessee and both RBs were sophomores, Jalen Hurd was CLEARLY the better player. And this is coming from me, a guy who before the 2017 NFL Draft said Alvin Kamara was the best RB in the draft and a Marshall Faulk clone when everyone else was on Leonard Fournette. I knew how talented Alvin was before that draft based on what I saw from him at Tennessee. And I'm telling ya'll Jalen Hurd has just as much if not more potential. I was skeptical about Hurd's transition to WR when he first made the announcement. I thought he had the potential to be a great RB in the NFL. After watching his Baylor tape I must say he made the right decision. He's totally changed his body and looks phenomenal at WR. He's always been absurdly quick and agile for his size. Now that he's 20 lbs lighter from his RB days, he's even more agile and quick. Plus he's improved his overall speed and explosiveness. At 6'5" 225 lbs he's made for the WR position. Depending on how fast he runs at the combine, I can see him going anywhere from the 2nd round to the 4th round. Nonetheless, I expect him to vastly outplay his draft position like Alvin Kamara.
  13. I would play him at outside WR to take advantage of his size and athleticism. For some reason Baylor played him in the slot. And while that is okay, I think he's best suited as an outside WR. Even when he played RB at Tennessee, his hands were outstanding and he was as good in the pass game out of the backfield as Kamara. He doesn't want to play RB anymore because of the abuse his body took. He wants to have a long NFL career. I would play him at RB in certain situations (i.e. goal line or short yardage) but not full-time. I don't think he makes it to Day 3. I think he goes in the 3rd round with a good combine. Someone will draft him there simply based on potential.
  14. 2019 NFL Combine

    That's unfortunate. Hope this doesn't end up hurting his stock too much.
  15. 2019 NFL Combine

    I was off about his combine stats but I was right about his NFL potential. Alvin Kamara is the first player in NFL history with 1,500+ rushing yards, 1,500+ receiving yards, and 30 TDs in his first 2 seasons. And that's with splitting touches with another great RB. If Mark Ingram doesn't resign this off-season, I can see Alvin joining Marshall Faulk and Roger Craig with a 1,000 yard rushing and 1,000 yard receiving season in the same year.
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