I know we're going to have Lattimore available, but I'd still like to see us take a RB at some point in this draft given his injury issues, Frank's advancing age, and Boobie's impending free agency.
To me, James Wilder is the perfect Boobie Dixon replacement. He's 6'3", 232 and a monster on special teams. He was the #1 LB coming out of HS but chose to play RB at FSU.
Pros: Elite balance and power. Constantly pushing the pile and hardly ever brought down with a single defender. Terrific in short yardage situations and will be an excellent special teamer.
Cons: Character concerns and has had run-ins with the law. Still learning the position. Plays a bit stiff at times.
Bottom Line: At best, could be a huge steal and a potentially dominant back. At worst, he could be a great short-yardage back and special teams contributor.
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