I think Lattimore will be a good back, but I don't think he's a special back. He doesn't seem to really be elite at anything. He just seems solid all around. People keep saying he's the next Gore, but I think Gore is/was a much better back. Gore runs with much better pad level and I think hits the holes much quicker. Gore is so special because of his tremendous vision and ability to be patient, set up blocks, and hit the hole immediately. Not sure if Lattimore has that ability. I hope he does.
It doesn't look like Lattimore has much power for being over 220 pounds. His legs look kind of weak, kinda like Darren Mcfadden type of legs. He's not all that fast and not really a homerun threat. He runs high a lot and just overall doesn't look all that explosive.
Just an observation of mine. I think he'll be a good back, but I don't think he's really a game changer. Wish he was the next Adrian Peterson, Lesean Mccoy, or MJD, but I just don't really see amazing plays out of him.
Somebody tell me that I'm trippin and he's going to be a complete stud that scares the s**t out of defenses.
[ Edited by pwillis52beasty on Apr 30, 2013 at 4:35 PM ]