personally i like the kid, i liked alot of his tape, i think he will surprise most.
well, he doesnt dance, he see's he goes
If he's a back-up it's only going to be because L.Miller is that much better. It's not going to be because of a lack of skills-set to be the started. Folks are going to love Gillisslee the kid can really play. D.Thomas is what you call a career backup and being frank I think that role maybe more than his skill set lends.
I think Philbin and Ireland really hate dancers lol
Miller and Gillislee hit the hole with speed. Something our past starting RB have not been that good at. (Ronnie Brown, Reggie Bush)
I feel REALLY good about our RB group now. Miller, Gillislee, Thigpen, Gray and J-Train Lane to clean up the blocking. That a very talented group of backs.
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Rotoworld grabbed this scout's opinion and ran with it for the sake of fantasy football readers. Rotoworld still holds the "every down" back in very high regards; they are the most valuable RBs in FF. Especially in PPR formats.
When Thomas burst onto the scene, Rotoworld salivated over his potential. But as the injuries have mounted and disappointment has set in, they've slowly tempered their expectations from every down back to change of pace (to Reggie) to goal line and now to out the door.
The scout's view on Gillislee was more about Thomas than Gillislee.
Frankly, the every down back has become a dying breed. Coaches have shifted their focus away from the guy who can do everything. When one pops up, FF people cheer. When another one bites the dust, they go looking elsewhere for point production.
Philbin and Sherman have made a living off of cheap, interchangeable RBs that fill a hole and role versus making the offense center around it. They use the player to his abilities, but are always ready to swap another guy in his place.
I think Gillislee compliments Miller perfectly. But if we have to rely on either, our offensive play calling will quickly shift to better use the player. And I think Gillislee is a great fallback if Miller can't go. Miller seems to be more balls to the wall. Gillislee is more technical, hence is pass protection skills.
I see Gillislee as part of our pass heavy package and Miller as part of our run heavy package. Different roles and while it seems to be the "change of pace" role it's not. We have a lot of interchangeable parts now. This isn't a WR1, RB1, TE1 and LT offense. It's about dictating to the defense with a lot of guys that do a lot of things good. Let RT find the holes and matchups.
I like Gillislee. Runs with excellent pad level, poise (doesn't dance, but he lets his blocks develop - appropriate patience), and he's pretty quick. One of the better late-round picks. I would have preferred Zac Stacy (went a few picks earlier), but I have Stacy as my 2nd favorite RB in the entire draft. Think he was an absolute steal for the Rams.
not too many teams have a 1 running back system.