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nick1
01-24-2005, 04:49 PM
he is extremely fast and in the NFL you can get by if your either fast or strong (you can also be a bit of both). He is undersized but then again the lightest NFL starting RB in the NFL (Warrick Dunn) is the same weight as Sproles and Sproles is 2 in. shorter then Dunn is (therefore he has a little more bulk then Dunn). It's an advantage for a RB to be small anyway, he can duck under would be tackles and hide behind his linemen. I think he could be a good starter in this league

DonShula84
01-24-2005, 08:04 PM
Never as anything more than a 3rd down back imo. 5'6 is just way to small

nick1
01-24-2005, 08:37 PM
5'7 180 pounds

SMadison29
01-25-2005, 03:38 AM
He might make it as a KR/PR. I'm very certain he'll be drafted.

nick1
01-25-2005, 08:55 AM
he is fast, he can really fly and should make it in the NFL

Nappy Roots
01-25-2005, 03:44 PM
no he wont.

t2thejz
01-25-2005, 05:08 PM
I didnt think he would until i saw the senior bowl practice on ESPN. He looked real good and I hope we can get him in the 3rd or 4th. He had some real nice moves and real good vision. He was fast and had a real good burst. He may be short but he runs hard

Jwcolour
01-25-2005, 06:03 PM
I would love to grab that guy in the 4th round...if he can get in the open he breaks ankles

nick1
01-25-2005, 09:39 PM
I would love to grab that guy in the 4th round...if he can get in the open he breaks ankles

that would be great, I can just see him shaking up Bills defenders :roflmao:

brech10
01-26-2005, 01:23 PM
if he were to be successful he would need to follow a warrick dunn type of career.
he NEEDS to be able to catch the ball out of the backfield and mistakes must be very far between.

DonShula84
01-28-2005, 12:28 AM
At the senior bowl on monday Sproles measured in at 5051. Griffin from Denver who is also really small measured in at over 5-6 when he went to the Senior Bowl. Under 5-6 is just way to short for the NFL.

t2thejz
01-29-2005, 02:57 PM
Well lets see how he does at the Senior Bowl..this will be a good test. If he can play with the best then I think he will do fine in the NFL

t2thejz
01-29-2005, 06:55 PM
Never as anything more than a 3rd down back imo. 5'6 is just way to small
I can understand him being light a problem..but what does being short have to do anything. Its almost an advantage and he uses it as one

AJFins87
01-29-2005, 11:46 PM
His speed honestly be meaningless. With the speed of todays defenses, and if he takes a nasty hit because of his size he could go down. I see him basically as a kick returner.

Martel
01-30-2005, 02:42 AM
Well lets see how he does at the Senior Bowl..this will be a good test. If he can play with the best then I think he will do fine in the NFL

Did he answer some questions? He brought it and got it done!

DonShula84
01-30-2005, 06:46 AM
I can understand him being light a problem..but what does being short have to do anything. Its almost an advantage and he uses it as one
You dont think a player being that small could be a problem? How many 5'5 players are currently in the NFL and starting? KR/PR or change of pace/third down back isnt really a bad thing. I just dont see a guy his size carrying the load for an NFL team.

StickFigure
01-30-2005, 02:41 PM
I watched Darren Sproles all through college. As a KSU alum and 5 year season ticket holder. Many said he would not last in college ball let alone the NFL. The kis is a stud. He has a motor that you would not believe. I have seen him take a pounding in the Big 12 for 4 years. He CAN take the NFL, I don't care about his size. He is one of the most gifted running backs I have ever seen. He does remind me of a little Wichita KS kid who many said was too little--Barry Sanders. Spoles proved it yesterday at the Senior Bowl. I would be happier than hell if he was wearing the Dolphin uni next year. I think we can get him late in the 3rd, early 4th. I really believe he will be starting in the NFL within 3 years. The kid has got the goods.