Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
If Coach would have used LMJ as a sproles type back, ie get the ball to him in space, then I would have liked the pick. But no, where is he used? Between tackles, where he likes to run, but just isn't big or good enough to be a solid #1 RB. The fact JH never used LMJ in space says that he just isn't interested in that kind of O...which is his decision. That being the case, not using LMJ in space, the pick at #2 was a bad one. I was completely fooled in that I rejoiced when his name was called. Finally a back to be used like sproles. Unh unh. Never apparently even considered, and hence, we got a RB to run between tackles, who really isn't that kind of NFL back. That kind of back is frank, hunter, dix. So the glad handing and props LMJ got during the draft told me he is on the cusp of getting traded. Just an opinion. But when I hear my HC and GM both sing the praises of a guy we rarely saw...well, you have to believe your lying eyes then.
harbaugh was naive in thinking college lmj would translate to nfl lmj with little-to-no loss of wow.
quicker-than-fast guys like lmj see their college-zoom factor emasculated by the nfl's just-as-fast defenders.
lmj's only eye-opening, nfl talent is as a sproles-like back, but he's definitely a lesser talent than sproles, so where does that put his worth as a 2nd rd pick? he was over-drafted, pure and simple.