Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Originally posted by BayArea:
Only comparisons though. I don't think anybody is going to say he is up there with those guys. They are proven stars who have been there done that and at the very least he has the potential to be in their league. You can give him that though right? I can concede he has seasons and seasons to go of improvement and even (proving) before we put him on that level or even in the discussion. The guy at least deserves acknowledgement that he has the physical attributes to play at that level.
Webzone overrated is a tricky beast to tame btw. That can swing with the wind... lol
I understand what you are saying. I dont necissarily disagree, but the comparisons are not accurate. Anyone that watched LMJ play can tell you he was not a receiver and he was not a special teams player. He was not even an outside the tackles runner.
Can he deveolop those skills? possibly, but they arent as easy to develop as people make them out to be.
If he was natural at either one he would have been used more in that fashion.
He was an undersized, extremely elusive, fast, between the tackles RB in college. IMO i dont see him as an NFL scat back. I hope he can develop to be one, i really do, but right now i think he is probally still far from being one.
He wont be a workhorse like Gore and wont see nearly as many carries. I could see him thriving with our offensive line, and dangerous in the open field.
I base most of this off watching his college highlights. He is so quick and elusive. I swear I try to think of a better way to describe him but slippery is the best term I can think of. Dude can slip through a crack in the concrete.
With that said I really hope he is eased into this offense slowly. They drafted him to play but he needs refining I was hoping to see him starting next season the same way Hunter was worked into his position.