Originally posted by SF69ers:
Originally posted by Big_Daddy:
C'mon Phoenix.... I said what I thought. I'm actually pretty good at evaluating RBs. I told u what I saw. He has no discernible elite qualities that translate to the nfl. He is not a burner, or a bruiser. He doesn't have elite toughness to break tackles. So tell me, in your expert opinion, why WOULD he be an elite RB in the NFL? Cause other people rated him highly at some point in time????
the same thing was said about an NFL running back that Lattimore is being compared to....Arian Foster.
No, he doesn't have elite speed, but he has great vision. Frank Gore was never a burner, but his vision and toughness made him one of the best in the NFL. You said he didn't have elite size, but he's 5'11'' and 220 lbs. That's great size for a running back KNOWN for chopping his legs when he hits the pile or breaks a tackle. If you don't see some of those qualities in Lattimore, then I don't know what to tell you.
I'm not down on Lattimore. I want someone to tell me about his qualities that I didn't see on the limited tape I saw. What I am down on is using a 4th on a player that won't play this year. 2 years running we had practice squad players at WR by the end of the year. Wouldn't we be better served by hitting a home run at the WR position in the 4th round?
Plus... don't we already have a red-shirted RB with a history of knee injuries on the roster? (Jewel Hampton)
And for the record, I do think Lattimore has elite vision. I did not think he had elite power, nor play to his size, but I'm sure I was looking at some poor video and not his better plays. If he gets healthy and plays lights out, I would be happy for him wherever he went
[ Edited by Big_Daddy on Apr 17, 2013 at 11:12 AM ]