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2018 CFB/2019 Draft Prospects

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On 11/11/2018 at 6:41 AM, DreamKid said:

A backfield of Lamar Jackson and David Montgomery would have defenses puking by Quarter 2.

So as opposed to watching a number of backs in succession, I spent 20 minutes looking over everything I could find on Montgomery. I definitely have to change my opinion of him from earlier. I see what I did wrong. I watched the first half of his 2018 Oklahoma game and wasn’t impressed (usually if a RB can’t jump out to me in 3 minutes, there’s nothing to see). After scrolling through the RB thread in he draft section someone mentioned that he’s been fighting through injuries in 2018. So after turning on his 2017 tapes and watching those and then watching the entire 2018 Oklahoma game, I definitely think he’s less explosive this season.

But his 2017 tape is top notch. With his balance, springy jump cut rushing style, strong pass blocking, receiving skills, and powerful stiff arm I thought Tomlinson. But he’s not possessed of elite athleticism. After more looking and thought, early 2000s Frank Gore comes to mind. Particularly when looking at Gore pre-injury at Miami I see similar athleticism.

 

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On 10/28/2018 at 12:09 AM, diamondbull424 said:

Just got to say I’m very much disappointed with this running back class so far. Compared to some of last years class I would probably stack it like:

Tier 1- All Pro: Saquon Barkley

Tier 2- Pro Bowl: Nick Chubb, Bryce Love, Derrius Guice, Rashaad Penny, Sony Michel, Miles Sanders? (Fumbling)

Tier 3- Quality Starter: Justice Hill* (pass blocking)Damien Harris, Ronald Jones

Tier 4- Solid Starter: David Montgomery, Kalen Balage, Royce Freeman, Bennie Snell

Hill and Sanders could go either way in terms of tier two and three. But all in all I definitely don’t feel as confident in this back class as the last class, not by a long shot.

Updated RB listings:

Tier 1- All Pro: Saquon Barkley

Tier 2- Pro Bowl: Nick Chubb, Rashaad Penny, David Montgomery (Frank Gore), Derrius Guice, Bryce Love (Priest Holmes- injury prone), Sony Michel, Darrell Henderson (Brian Westbrook?)

Tier 3- Quality Starter: Justice Hill (terrible pass blocker), Damien Harris (not a fan of his attitude), Miles Sanders (Massive fumbler), Ronald Jones

Tier 4- Solid Starter: Kalen Balage, Royce Freeman, Bennie Snell

I’ll have to rewatch Penny and Montgomery at a later date to decide which back was better coming out.

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10 minutes ago, diamondbull424 said:

(usually if a RB can’t jump out to me in 3 minutes, there’s nothing to see).

I do that a lot with prospects too, especially early in the process.

I think the Gore comp is great. You see a lot of Gore in his runs during this highlight against WVU. Funny enough at the end the commentator compares him to another Miami great, ol' Edgerrin James. U

 

 

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2 minutes ago, DreamKid said:

I do that a lot with prospects too, especially early in the process.

I think the Gore comp is great. You see a lot of Gore in his runs during this highlight against WVU. Funny enough at the end the commentator compares him to another Miami great, ol' Edgerrin James. U

 

 

Yeah, James is a good one as well. I didn’t take a look at James post injury tape. I actually initially thought of James, but remembered him as being really fast. But now that I think about it, post injury he never had that same burst as before. I’ll have to take a look at some of Edges past highlights to compare.

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@diamondbull424 A funny link between the Miami running back talk and the Alex Collins discussion.

I didn't know about any of this. Alex Collins didn't want to go to Miami, but his Mom sure as hell wanted him to. On signing day she stole the Letter of Intent for Arkansas and ran off with it lol. It even went to court..... 

That's some drama.

 

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