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Take RB Marcus Lattimore late 3rd Round & Redshirt him

Originally posted by ayleswbj11:
The avg running back's career last 2.5 years, these are not the guys you red-shirt. yes it happens in rare cases. We dont need to, I wish him the best on someone elses team.

Really would you rather have dixon over this kid. No hell no you wouldn't. None of us would, he's a great player!
Running backs are a dime a dozen. Our top five picks will be used (in some order) on DL, S, TE, CB.... and either WR or another DL/S/CB.
I really like Lattimore, but for every Frank Gore, there are at least 10 other guys who couldn't come back from bad knee injuries. Still, we have a lot of picks, so maybe in the 4th or 5th round, I wouldn't mind.
Originally posted by oregonniner:
I really like Lattimore, but for every Frank Gore, there are at least 10 other guys who couldn't come back from bad knee injuries. Still, we have a lot of picks, so maybe in the 4th or 5th round, I wouldn't mind.

Can't see him lasting that long, but I'd change my tune if he fell that far.
Originally posted by TheGoldDiggerrrr:
Really would you rather have dixon over this kid. No hell no you wouldn't. None of us would, he's a great player!

Absolutely i would rather have Dixon, he brings special teams value and actually PLAYS!! Are you asking me if i want a guy who plays or sits on the bench? What do you think the answer is. Dixon puts in work and has value. What value does Lattimore have? Nothing, only potential, we lived on potential for years before our organization really built itself back up. I will always take a product on the field rather than someone who has the potential to be good.
Originally posted by TheGoldDiggerrrr:
Really would you rather have dixon over this kid. No hell no you wouldn't. None of us would, he's a great player!

I'd rather have Bowman over Lattimore though.
Originally posted by krizay:
But Gore wasnt considered one of the top backs in the draft. lattimore was considered the best.

Did you read this?

Originally posted by ayleswbj11:
There are multiple players from Miami, who have stated unevquivocally that Frank Gore was the best running back to even play in the state of Florida. Many of the Miami guys talk about it alot actually, had he not blown out his knees what would have been. Ray Lewis has mentioned it, Portis, Santa Moss, they have all known eachother since they were litlle kids and they talk about Frank like he was a God. Its kinda cool. He must have been really something when he was in highschool, he took those jobs from Portis and Mgahee within a matter of months at The U. That is straight ballin.
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Originally posted by Jakemall:
Originally posted by krizay:
But Gore wasnt considered one of the top backs in the draft. lattimore was considered the best.

Did you read this?

Originally posted by ayleswbj11:
There are multiple players from Miami, who have stated unevquivocally that Frank Gore was the best running back to even play in the state of Florida. Many of the Miami guys talk about it alot actually, had he not blown out his knees what would have been. Ray Lewis has mentioned it, Portis, Santa Moss, they have all known eachother since they were litlle kids and they talk about Frank like he was a God. Its kinda cool. He must have been really something when he was in highschool, he took those jobs from Portis and Mgahee within a matter of months at The U. That is straight ballin.

But Gore still was NEVER considered the best back in the country. Where as lattimore was in that conversation. Granted Gore was behind mcGahee and Portis til his Junior year or whatever. but he still was NEVER considered the best back in the country.
Originally posted by ayleswbj11:
Originally posted by TheGoldDiggerrrr:
Really would you rather have dixon over this kid. No hell no you wouldn't. None of us would, he's a great player!

Absolutely i would rather have Dixon, he brings special teams value and actually PLAYS!! Are you asking me if i want a guy who plays or sits on the bench? What do you think the answer is. Dixon puts in work and has value. What value does Lattimore have? Nothing, only potential, we lived on potential for years before our organization really built itself back up. I will always take a product on the field rather than someone who has the potential to be good.

The special teams was HORRIBLE last season, who's to say this kid can't play special teams. Dixon didn't see any action until hunter went down, and LMJ pretty much took the load of hunters carries.
Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
Originally posted by maxsmart:
Originally posted by jimmy49erfan:
Originally posted by maxsmart:
Originally posted by wysiwyg:
Originally posted by Jakemall:
Frank was picked with the 3rd and he had already recovered. He ran a 4.6? in the combine. His knees were still a concern which is why he dropped. This guy won't go in the 3rd. 4th at best.

Frank was the 1st pick in the 3rd

Luckily, we are the only team that could pick him that high and have the luxury of letting him PUP/IR until he is 100%

Gore was way better than Lattimore in college. Gore averaged ~7 ypc, and beat out other 1st round backs. Lattimore looks good, but never has performed particularly well, and is coming off a major injury. Probably will go in the 4th or 5th rds.

Um no. Gore never looked as good as Lattimore vs top competition. Or even comes close in production, fame, potential,power, and I dare say vision as well. There is a reason everyone knows who this kid is while no one knew much or cared about Gore when he came out.



http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/frank-gore-1.html


http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/marcus-lattimore-1.html

Gore averaged 9.1 ypc at Miami as a freshman before his injuries. He beat out Willis McGahee and Clinton Portis as a sophomore. Then he tore up his knees and it took a while to recover. Antrelle Rolle, now a Giants safety, said this week: "I will say it to the day I die, going against him, I still feel he was the best running back to come through the University of Miami before his knee injuries." And Miami was "running back U", was known for the best running backs, and Gore was the best of the best.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/18/sports/football/49ers-frank-gore-was-a-special-back-at-miami.html

I agree with you max. Gore looks better in college than Lattimore does. A healthy Gore in college was insanely good.

A healthy Lattimore probably would have been looking at end of 1st round/2nd round. People are over hyping him.

Krizay, people are saying Gore could have been the greatest ever but for his knees...
take him and do not resign hunter next off-season (if hunter is FA)?

we have lamichael, cant resign everyone from 2011 draft class
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Originally posted by Jakemall:
Krizay, people are saying Gore could have been the greatest ever but for his knees...

That's what his ex-teammates are saying. "could have been", BUT.... he was never considered the best RB in the dcountry. let alone best RB of the 3. If his teammates don't say no one would ever how great he could ahve been. Where as Lattimore was considered the best or atleast in the conversation for one of the best. Which means he has showed it. Didnt have to have people tell it years after the fact.


So back to the point. You claimed Lattimore would be there in the 4th. Cause Frank dropped to the 3rd. My point is/was.... Gore was never rated higher than Lattimore was, thus his drop wasn't as far as you're making it sound. But ironically, I do believe Lattimore will be drafted later than Gore was. But not by a round like you are claiming. But no one knows for sure. We shall see. But i'd be surprised if he makes it to day 3.
Frank is gonna end his career with over 10,000 yrds rushing and that was on some bad bad teams. He has had 2 reconstructed ACLs and also dont forget he has had both of his shoulders reconstructed. For sake of just wonderment, yes you have to think about what could have been. I can remember clearly all the talk about this RB from Coral Gables. He was the 2nd coming of Emmit Smith with speed, before his knees he was a real fast back. He had to change his style after. Anyway, Im not a huge fan of Lattimore only because of the last injury. ACL PCL MCL LCL, also dislocated knee cap. many other RBs to take. Healthy ones.
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Originally posted by krizay:
Originally posted by Jakemall:
Krizay, people are saying Gore could have been the greatest ever but for his knees...

That's what his ex-teammates are saying. "could have been", BUT.... he was never considered the best RB in the dcountry. let alone best RB of the 3. If his teammates don't say no one would ever how great he could ahve been. Where as Lattimore was considered the best or atleast in the conversation for one of the best. Which means he has showed it. Didnt have to have people tell it years after the fact.


So back to the point. You claimed Lattimore would be there in the 4th. Cause Frank dropped to the 3rd. My point is/was.... Gore was never rated higher than Lattimore was, thus his drop wasn't as far as you're making it sound. But ironically, I do believe Lattimore will be drafted later than Gore was. But not by a round like you are claiming. But no one knows for sure. We shall see. But i'd be surprised if he makes it to day 3.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000162160/article/marcus-lattimores-knee-still-a-concern-to-nfl-scouts

South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore was given a standing ovation by all 32 NFL teams at his pro day in March. He participated in the workout less than six months after surgery a torn anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament.

Lattimore was considered one of the nation's top running backs before the injury that included a dislocated kneecap.

Despite Lattimore's pro day performance, plenty of skepticism about Lattimore's recovery remains leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft.

"I've had trainers tell me he's so far away," one scout told Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Bob McGinn on Saturday. "One told me he's not going to make it back ever. Others say he'll get back to a certain level. It's a tough repair and a tough rehab."

Lattimore showed his resolve in a return from a left ACL tear suffered in 2011, but the right knee injury was devastating. He was first-team All-SEC as a freshman after rushing for 1,197 yards and 17 touchdowns. That was Lattimore's lone healthy season in college.

"He wasn't a real talent or anything," another scout told McGinn. "He's a 4.7 (40-yard dash). He was good because he's smart, understands the (game) and is a great kid. He would have found a way to make yards in the league."

A third scout was the most optimistic, saying, "I think the world of the kid. It will all come down to the doctors."

It's almost impossible to predict when Lattimore will come off the board. The injury would be a serious concern for any player, but at running back, it becomes magnified.
christine michael from texas am will be a better pro than lattimore and niners can probably draft him around same spot as lattimore