Originally posted by DRUSTOPO:The difference? We already have Hunter. Why on earth would we draft a duplicate player for one position?
I know that both players are similar sized, and the same can be even said about Frank Gore but the Niners need to draft a RB.
LaMichael is much faster than Hunter and Gore and a more natural north south runner than Hunter.
LaMichael was much more productive in college than Hunter, especially in his last year.
If Gore goes down (in an offense that is 60% based on running), LaMichael and Hunter can compete to fill in.
Bottom line, we need a quality backup RB more than we need a 3rd string backup TE (like Fleener, although he would be a great pick)