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Saccopoo Memorial Draft Forum>Welp. Looks like we need a RB.
KC Hawks 08:08 PM 11-30-2018
So who looks good in this upcoming draft?
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Frosty 11:58 PM 11-30-2018
Myles Gaskin, please.
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kccrow 02:59 AM 12-01-2018
Mike Weber out of Ohio State if he declares and Ryquell Armstead of Temple are two of my favorites. I'll add more tomorrow... I'm tired.
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kccrow 02:57 PM 12-01-2018
Been pouring through my list of RBs...

So, this list is loaded with Juniors because the senior talent is very non-existent. We'll have to see who ends up declaring but here goes.

1. David Montgomery - Iowa State.
A junior... He's a beast. Absolutely a clone in terms of what you seen from Hunt coming out. Doesn't fumble. Effective as both a runner and receiver. Incredibly balanced and fights through contact. Has the stride to break away in the open field. Really good vision, making alot of chicken salad out of chicken shit.

2. Mike Weber - Ohio State
Also a Junior. Hard runner and good receiver. Will break first contact. Good balance. Excellent open-field ability and can take it to the house. The back OSU relies on when they need the tough yards too.

3. Ryquell Armstead - Temple
Good burst through the hole and good balance but not as much as the two above. Gets yards after contact. Good receiver out of the backfield. Homerun ability.

4. Benny Snell Jr. - Kentucky
A junior with solid vision and good balance and power. Good breakaway stride. He's patient, which is good, but not quite as decisive to get downhill as the 3 I have above him.

5. Jordan Scarlett - Florida
Another Junior. Definitely some legal history with a mary jane arrest as a freshman and the credit card fraud scam involvement but he's a talented player. I like both of Florida's backs (also Lamical Perine) but Scarlett is by far the most talented. He has great burst and power to go with good vision and he's a good receiver. Far better break away speed than Perine and hits the hole much faster.

6. Devin Singletary - Florida Atlantic
Kind of a Maurice Jones-Drew type. Very short and stocky. He's got solid vision, speed, balance, power and agility. I really like his first step burst once he picks the hole. . Certainly size is the biggest concern because the kid can run.

There are alot of complementary backs in this year's class that I don't think you can put in as a feature guy and Andy has traditionally had a feature back. Sure, he dabbles with the receiving back types but he usually puts the bulk of the load on one guy. This is the reason I've excluded some talented players like Bryce Love, Myles Gaskin, and Justice Hill.
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wazu 05:15 PM 12-01-2018
Finding this thread somewhat comforting in this hour of need. Thanks for the breakdown, kccrow.
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BryanBusby 07:56 PM 12-01-2018
I like Montgomery and Snell a lot.
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pugsnotdrugs19 01:09 PM 12-02-2018
So in comparison to previous years, how good is this class?
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BryanBusby 01:40 PM 12-02-2018
This class is nothing compared to how deep the last 2 were. Still some good options though.
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BryanBusby 01:45 PM 12-02-2018
E: derp
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kccrow 05:24 PM 12-02-2018
Agree with Bubsy, this class is nowhere near what it was the past few seasons. It's going to take a bunch of Juniors declaring to make it respectable.
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duncan_idaho 08:27 PM 12-02-2018
Couple of guys I like who are not mentioned yet...

KeShawn Vaughn out of Vanderbilt. Good receiver and explosive in the open field. Has pretty good balance. Should be available in 4th or later.

Josh Jacobs out of Alabama. He's the No. 3 guy in that rotation, but he has breakaway speed and great balance. 3rd rounder right now who might combine his way into the 2nd.
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kccrow 08:47 PM 12-02-2018
Miles Sanders out of Penn State as well if he declares. Also a Jr but only 1 year starting after sitting behind Barkley.
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BryanBusby 01:39 AM 12-03-2018
Originally Posted by kccrow:
Agree with Bubsy, this class is nowhere near what it was the past few seasons. It's going to take a bunch of Juniors declaring to make it respectable.
I think there's some cool options, it's just more of the last 2 RB classes were just absolutely insane. Super stacked and I remember saying over and over holy wow, this amount of talent is insane.

The bonus for KC on that is the RB demand is super low so they should have some real quality options to go through in the Spring without having to make a big investment. If there's a silver lining in all of the crap situation, that would be it.
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pugsnotdrugs19 02:46 PM 12-03-2018
I wouldn’t trump our defensive needs in the draft for RB—but I hope we can snag a guy similar to Hunt. Someone who can catch it well and close out games with some tough running. Any RB is going to face light boxes as long as they’re loaded at receiving positions and Mahomes is QB, so having that hard to tackle back was so nice.
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DJ's left nut 03:05 PM 12-03-2018
Originally Posted by pugsnotdrugs19:
I wouldn’t trump our defensive needs in the draft for RB—but I hope we can snag a guy similar to Hunt. Someone who can catch it well and close out games with some tough running. Any RB is going to face light boxes as long as they’re loaded at receiving positions and Mahomes is QB, so having that hard to tackle back was so nice.
I'd get back to looking for what we were looking for the last time we were RB shopping and ended up with Hunt.

Gimme an underutilized guy with some wiggle, good first step and a stout frame. At the time I was heavy on the Kamara bandwagon and now I think I like Jordan Scarlett the most out of the current crop.

The character issues are the trouble here. He might just be a shithead and if so that won't fly. If not, Rodney Anderson from OU is talented as hell but the knee injury is worrisome (pretty sure he has another major injury in the last year or two as well).

Higdon out of Michigan might be a 3rd day find. Weber from Ohio State maybe goes before I'd want him. I like Jacobs from 'Bama but he may just stay in to boost his stock presuming he'd start next year. If not, there's some serious talent there. There's a small school kid name Hills out of Slippery Rock; he'll be a SPARQ champion, IMO. It's hard to grade a kids vision with that kind of competition, though. If he doesn't have any, he'll end up one of those Knile Davis, big, fast and shitty types.

It's not a good year to need a RB, IMO. Fortunately the depth of the last 2 classes may keep demand down but I don't see a lot of heavy hitters here and the mid-late round choices are going to be crapshoots and complementary backs.
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