Franco Harris ran OB most the time ... no longevity in breaking tackles in NFL. Chose your battles.
Playing QB is prob 1,000 X’s harder then being the RB.
Evaluating them is also very very difficult.
Cant compare the two IMO. In any shape
@OldHickoryTrojan I have these kind of posts.
ya. and a blind kid found a diamond once. sc
@OldHickoryTrojan not following the logic here OHT.
@Pasadena Trojan The guys that pick the choices in the draft for their teams miss a lot on who should be ranked number one and so on...they are not close to perfect...
How did the #2 pick behind Peyton Manning work out?
You don’t get drafted #2 to be gimmick
I think it was the USC rose bowl defense that supped up all the hype.
but it was the USC defense. which has beyond sucked for more than a decade now. sc
The draft is no fortune teller...they make mistakes or ignore shortcomings when they get caught up in the hype...even the guys in the one article who loved the guy said he had to be in the right offense and a good offensive line and with a scheme that utilizes him properly...one article I read said he shoud be used in the slot and run certain type explosive plays.....
All I remember hearing (besides those very smart dudes you linked above) was he was a generational talent, the type of RB talent that you break the rules for and draft high & he was undoubtedly the most talented player in the draft. A sure thing talent.
In last 5 years how many RBs have been drafted as high as he was? Was it because it was universally known that he couldnt break tackles?
Another from an NFl Scout
"He's supremely skilled but not nearly as ferocious of a runner as (Leonard) Fournette or Zeke Elliott or even Todd Gurley," said a fifth scout. "I didn't see the fight with him that those other guys had. I didn't think he was quite as aggressive or as physical. Is he in that mix? I suppose so."
Here is one review...check it out https://www.pff.com/news/draft-understanding-saquon-barkley
show me where???
he was drafted #2
I know on this Board I debated this poInt far and wide with all comers.
Dont remeber ANYONE agreeing with me actually.
You were not the only one who said that...in fact that was even discussed at the draft...
This is just awful....230 lbs and his speed & power? Where is it?? this is so bad it looks like he ain’t trying...