Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Where do you guys see him going?
AB says 2nd-3rd, I'm going to tell you I disagree, and consider him a fringe 1st-2nd rounder.
I can see it OTC, if he has a great combine, and Best and Dwyer have bad or subpar ones, then Matthews becomes the 2nd best back behind Spiller.
If Best doesn't declare, Matthews stock gets an immediate boost. He may not go in the first, but I don't expect him to fall beyond the 2nd round.
As for our team, the only running backs I really want us to look at are speed backs. We lack a game-breaker to blow by defenses when they're tired, or to use in the screen game, or .. most obviously.. on returns.
Spiller, Deji Karim, Noel Divine (Junior), and to a small extent Brandon West and Joique Bell are the guys with that kind of ability to excel in both areas.
We may see other juniors or some unexpected risers pop up in the draft as well. (late-round/UDFA guys like Stephens-Howling pop up all the time) But we've got to find someone -- whether CB, RB, or WR who can do returns.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Dec 21, 2009 at 11:36 PM ]