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Thread: Slimm's 2015 Runningbacks (Seniors)

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    Bigelow went undrafted because he doesn't have a true position. Played RB first 2 years before switching to WR last year. No idea what prompted him to declare early, but it was obviously not a good decision. When I don't even know you declare, you probably didn't make a good decision. So be it... I'll take him off.
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    Since I've made these threads in early spring, a few things have changed. Tony Pierson has been move to WR at Kansas, much like Bigelow was at Cal. Gongbay has been kicked off the team at New Mexico. I'll let these things play out and see what happens.
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    Slimm- I have a friend who played at Auburn and FSU. He said Karlos Williams is the freakiest athlete he's seen.
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    Williams is a Stud.

    Dyer please don't turn into Cecil Collins you can be much better then that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TedSlimmJr View Post
    Bigelow went undrafted because he doesn't have a true position. Played RB first 2 years before switching to WR last year. No idea what prompted him to declare early, but it was obviously not a good decision. When I don't even know you declare, you probably didn't make a good decision. So be it... I'll take him off.
    I don't follow Cal as close as I used to when Jeff Tedford was there but it definitely had something to do with Sonny Dykes & the new coaching staff. Richard Rodgers, Brendan Bigelow, Khiari Fortt, Viliami Moala, Chris McCain, & Kameron Jackson all bolted early for the NFL & none of them should have although Rodgers was drafted a couple rounds higher than projected.
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    I can see Langford having an NFL career similar to Moreno, and he'll probably be drafted in the 5th or later. Teams should always need a RB who grinds and does the little things.
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    Karlos Williams is as good as an athlete as you will see in college football. I just feel if he's going to be a successful NFL RB he needs to play in a power scheme. In FSU's zone heavy scheme (they basically only run stretch/wide zone and inside zone/iso) he lacks the vision, and decision making to make 1 cut and live with it. In a zone scheme by your 3rd step as you receive the hand off you should already be making a decision. Rather than reading his blocks and the front dictating for him to press it to the outside or put his foot in the ground and get downhill, he seems to predetermine what hole he wants to hit. He did this on multiple occasions against OKLAST. Now is that something that can be learned? I doubt it. Surely you can get better with reps and with him being a 1st year starter it can improve, however I don't feel it can very much. That's why I feel he would be best utilized in a power scheme like SF, IND, etc. than a zone scheme like SEA, CLE, BAL etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tannenballs View Post
    Karlos Williams is as good as an athlete as you will see in college football. I just feel if he's going to be a successful NFL RB he needs to play in a power scheme. In FSU's zone heavy scheme (they basically only run stretch/wide zone and inside zone/iso) he lacks the vision, and decision making to make 1 cut and live with it. In a zone scheme by your 3rd step as you receive the hand off you should already be making a decision. Rather than reading his blocks and the front dictating for him to press it to the outside or put his foot in the ground and get downhill, he seems to predetermine what hole he wants to hit. He did this on multiple occasions against OKLAST. Now is that something that can be learned? I doubt it. Surely you can get better with reps and with him being a 1st year starter it can improve, however I don't feel it can very much. That's why I feel he would be best utilized in a power scheme like SF, IND, etc. than a zone scheme like SEA, CLE, BAL etc.
    I was a little disappointed with him against OKST. He just seemed indecisive and nervous. He didn't run with authority like he did last year but he didn't start and that's a huge difference. I hope he adjusts but your analysis makes a lot of sense.
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    It's pretty obvious he's still learning how to be a running back. He's been a starter for all of 4 quarters now. But as you said, Karlos Williams has things that you can't coach. Soft hands and catches the ball naturally, elite size/speed ratio, explosion, and runs with natural power.

    FSU's offensive line really struggled against Okie Lite and was the worst unit on the field for either team. Which was a little surprising.
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