Originally posted by miked1978:
I think the knock on Spiller is, he's not an every down back. I think he would make a great compliment to another RB in the league sorta like how Bush is.
I think we have too many holes to worry about drafting Spiller. Gore gets hit as soon as he gets to the line. No RB will be able to thrive with our OL.
The Panthers picked 2 RBs in the first round, and now they have one of the best running attacks in the league.
If Smith is able to progress, and we address the O-line issues promptly this off-season, there is no reason why we shouldn't be able to draft C.J. Spiller.
1. It gives us a home run threat on offense. Besides the vertical route TDs Vernon gets, and the swing passes to Gore, we barely get YPC on each pass.
2. It balances our running attack. Gore is a great all-around back. Coffee has great size and strength to punch it on 3rd down situations. Spiller adds great speed to a possession style offense.
3. It finally gives us a weapon on special teams. We've been looking for a long-term solution at KR/PR for at least 5 years.