Originally posted by SF69ers:
And you still weren't impressed? He showed good vision, quickness, and strength against a tough VTECH defense.
You're right, he shows good vision, and he's got good burst and speed, and I think he should get picked in the first half of the NFL draft, which means you are a pretty damn good running back.
Still, I felt like he rarely created anything extra except with his speed. The first big run he has is when he cuts back all the way across the field, which shows off his great speed, but doesn't really show me his ability to run between the tackles and follow blockers/make cuts in traffic. The same goes for his 2nd big run, where he just runs straight through the defense after the center pancakes his man. A hole big enough to drive a bus through.
I just felt like he went down too easily on contact except when he was already at full speed for me to consider him a 1st rounder, given the low positional value of RB. I consider a guy like Trent Richardson a legit 1st round RB, which isn't fair since Richardson is more like a top half of the 1st round guy. But still, the difference between the 2 guys is night and day. From last year's draft, It's sort of like comparing Titus Young/Jonathan Baldwin to AJ Green/Julio Jones.