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Thread: Wow, Eddie Lacy is Faster than I thought!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TedSlimmJr View Post
    He's been nursing a hamstring which hasn't allowed him to really do anything as far working out. He only started running a week ago.

    There are no work ethic issues with Lacy. The knocks on Lacy are durability and ball security... the latter of which has been fixed under Coach Burns, and hasn't been an issue since early in his career.

    The speed is fine, especially for a 230 pound back that can break 4.5 when completely healthy. The most productive rookie running back in last year's draft ran 4.63 (Alfred Morris). Vick Ballard ran 4.59. Hell, Arian Foster ran 4.69.

    40 times are never more overrated than they are with running backs. It's so important to judge the tape with these guys.
    Sometimes I think they overplay it so they can save money on signing day.
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    His nagging injuries are my worry if we're talking second round - he always seemed to have something bothering him. He wasn't all that quick for most of the season, his feet looked heavy; I just don't know if that's his foot bothering him/the wear of the season/inconsistency. He was fine after 4-5 weeks off for the ND game.
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    Lacy isn't the RB from Alabama I want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hooshoops View Post
    one thing about lattimore that i don't like is for a 229 lb back his lower legs are awfully thin...he looks like he carries most that weight in the upper half...i'm surprised he has the explosion he has shown pre injury with those lower legs...i guess his thighs are granite...i know one thing i watched that gruden qb camp with lattimore and fell in love with the kid...he seems like a real quality person...i know i'll be rooting for him in the pros...both those legs though with nasty scars at such a young age people are gonna be thinking about shelf life here...

    as for lacy you could watch that guy run at bama and tell for a big back he had very good speed...i think he better watch all that spinning all the way around in traffic though at the next level...one of these days he's gonna get drilled in the middle of one of those things...
    I thought the same thing about McFadden when he came out but I wouldnt mind him being our RB
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudder1310 View Post
    Lacy isn't the RB from Alabama I want.
    yeah...yelton is a flat out STUD...
    hoops scoops 2012 season ..."in 2014 ryan tannehill etches his name in stone amongst the games elite qbs"..."ryan tannehill and andrew luck will carry the afc for the next decade plus the way peyton manning and tom brady have this last decade plus"
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    Runs a little too HIGH IMO, but can't deny the talent.
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    yeah...yelton is a flat out STUD...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANUFan View Post
    Runs a little too HIGH IMO, but can't deny the talent.
    definitely more upright than you want...i get that...those feet that acceleration and he makes it look effortless on the field...premium prospect...i think his height is why he looks so upright at times...his body lean is a little strange but he's a tall back...

    that kids got special talents though...

    as for lacy i'm hearing a lot of people ripping him a new one for his work ethic...that may just be so he falls to someone given when i'm hearing it but it may also be after his workout in which i heard he was very out of shape it's another red flag for teams...

    i also heard his time was closer to 4.6 flat than 4.4's...
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    Franklin of UCLA is going to be a star. Best back in the draft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayden Fox View Post
    Franklin of UCLA is going to be a star. Best back in the draft.
    Specifics?

    I like his tools, but have some reservations. I like how he improved catching and blocking, and I like his north-south decisiveness when he sees a lane. What I like a lot is his forward momentum; not necessarily a downhill runner, but just a sense that he always has motion upfield, hard to describe but pretty attractive for a RB. I just don't think he has enough wiggle or lateral quickness for being 205. His straight-ahead running is nice, but it makes it easier for defenses to get big hits on him because he just isn't that elusive or much or a make-you-miss quickness guy. I see him take some pretty big shots in clips, and he looks pretty filled out to me, not sure he can add 10lbs (I believe he added weight between junior-senior year). I also see him running off-tackle alot, which seems to be a theme with some of these backs; it doesn't worry me as much as it does with Ellington because Franklin has shown decisiveness hitting a hole, but I just wish we saw more inside running in UCLA's read-option/pistol.
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