Originally posted by PatrickJira411:
Can't wait to see Harbaugh get creative with him. A real playmaker. I think Kendall Hunter may be on the way out. The RB competition in camp is going to be fun to watch
LOL!? You seriously think we'd cut Hunter? What have you been smoking? Hunter is basically a MJD clone at 5-7 200 pounds(I think he added more weight to this # during the season - MJD is 5-7 208. Hunter has the skill set and size to be an every down back, James is his compliment now and will be used all over the field.
Originally posted by Dapro:
Who the Niners think they are? The raiders? Drafting all these speedy guys.
I was joking about this today, laughing that maybe Josh Robinson would slip to the end of the 3rd for us to take him, maybe we'll still snag someone quick though lol.
Originally posted by ads_2006:
Schefter reported James will be used as a 3rd down back
I guess the staff didnt believe in hunter
Shefter is a tool, besides as I said above in my post, Hunter has the skill set and size to be an every down back. He is likely going to be #1 in 2013 with James as the #2 and we draft or sign FA thumper after this season. Gore is likely done after this season, its just the reality of the situation and even if he plays in 2013 it would be in an incredibly limited role. Look to the future man, Hunter, James and perhaps Dixon gets a fire under his a** or we find a goal line thumper to fill the void.
Originally posted by mike:
Also I just read that he gained 20 pounds to help please nfl teams, he was only 160 playing in Oregon. That may explain his 40 hitting more toward a 4.4 range(which by all means is not slow, but not sexy Chris Johnson fast either). He should have an easier time finding that balance of size/speed at the nfl level when he's not powering down the weight gain shakes haha.
He reminds me a lot of CJ the way he can burst for a home run yet also isn't afraid to bang his body for yardage. Of course he doesn't have CJ2k's 40 time but he does still look insanely fast.
5-9 185 is perfect, if he can actually play at that weight I dont have issue with it all. He will be such a utility guy for us it wont matter, for comparisons sake Wes Welker is 5-9 185 and other then that freak knee injury he has been durable as hell. James can be just as healthy for us, he is not going to be an every down back, we are going committee.
I'm so stoked for this pick. Were going to be incredible this year.