Originally posted by miked1978:
Originally posted by 4evrfan:
When I first posted this, no one was mentioning this guy in draft threads and I knew nothing about him. Since then, his name has popped up in Heisman talk and I've learned a bit more about him and it's all good. Speed, power, balance, vision, great blocker and a team guy. What more could you ask? Plus, he looks better than anyone else we've got (sorry, Frank included, though much of that may go to our line and not Frank; still Frank doesn't appear to be the same guy. Just not as big a drop as LT)
I'm very surprised more of you draftniks arent' high on this guy. I think he could be had, unlike Spiller who should be long gone by our first pick.
Wow I really don't know where to begin. You are comparing a college back to a pro back? Reggie Bush looked like the next coming of barry sanders in college but do you think he's better than Frank Gore Just because he looks awesome in collget doesn't mean he will be that way in the NFL.
Plus Ingram who plays for Alabama, is a sophmore and isn't eligible for the draft this year so thats probably why the "drafthits" aren't high on him yet.
Ingram does look good but I wouldn't crown him the best RB in college just yet.
Well, that explains alot. You can tell I'm not real versed in the college game. More a casual fan. Too bad he's just a sophomore, but haven't sophomores entered the draft after their soph year before?
As for the "best running back in college", where did I say that? Plus, O-line woes notwithstanding, Frank just doesn't appear to be the old Frank anymore. We've had crappy O-line play before and Gore always managed to eke out the yards in often amazing fashion. Other than those 2 long runs, he's looked very average, as has Coffee. So, why not compare an exceptional college back to them in a favorable light? Comparing Ingram to a Frank in his prime would definitely be questionable, but I think not at this stage. After all, we've seen sghocking declines from one year to the next in otherwise superlative backs like LT and Sean Alexander. Frank may be on that track and we should prepare for it. Coffee isn't the answer.