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Thread: Offical Draft Darren Sproles Bandwagon

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    he came in the combine at 5' 6
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    As someone who lives in the area and watches the Big 12.. I don't think he will ever be an every-down back.

    He reminds me of Dante Hall, if any of you remember, he was a running back at Texas A&M and we drafted him as such. The general feeling before he broke out as a kick returner was that he was pretty mucha bust, though.

    I can see Sproles as an explosive returner and someone who could have a role in an NFL offense, but... the guy is a midget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cochise
    As someone who lives in the area and watches the Big 12.. I don't think he will ever be an every-down back.

    He reminds me of Dante Hall, if any of you remember, he was a running back at Texas A&M and we drafted him as such. The general feeling before he broke out as a kick returner was that he was pretty mucha bust, though.

    I can see Sproles as an explosive returner and someone who could have a role in an NFL offense, but... the guy is a midget.
    a midget who can flat out run! hes also very hard to bring down once he gets rolling
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    This guy definitely wouldnt solve our problem at RB. A team that already has there featured back and is looking for a change of pace guy or a 3rd down back should take a chance on him, but not us. If you think this guy can carry the ball 30X's a game if need be you are mistaken imo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddwalk
    a midget who can flat out run! hes also very hard to bring down once he gets rolling
    Hey, I hope he has success in the NFL. I'm rooting for him. But, when you think about the NFL, he's going to run against 11 guys who were in the upper echelon of the people he would have faced in college.

    I can see him being a great return man, someone you put in to catch the ball or move in motion out to the slot to catch passes, that kind of thing. But, 20 carries a game in the NFL?

    He'll come in the middle rounds probably, someone will pick him and he'll get his chance. He does seem like a down to earth kid who feeds off people doubting him.
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    you guys say he cant take the carries obviously you havnt watched any of the video clips...take a look and see for your self the guys a beast
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    was this thread created to get a laugh???
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    ........... hey as long as he doesn't steal too many carries from Vernand Morency, I'm ok with it. Hahah
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    The kid has a heart and has been told throughout his career that he is too small, and guess what?? he has made believers out of everyone. I payed close attention to him in the senior bowl and IMO he ran better than any back out there. So I say: Why not give this guy a chance? True, his senior season his production was down but that was because his suporting cast was inferior to previous years and oposing DC's were game planning to stop him. If the Dolphins go with a QB with their 1sr rd pick I say why not Sproles in the later rounds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddwalk
    Im now starting the official draft darren sproles bandwagon...

    Darren Sproles

    Official Bio
    College: Kansas St.
    Height: 5-5
    Position: Running Back
    Weight: 180
    Class: Senior
    40-Yard: 4.35

    SCOUTING REPORT
    Strengths: Great speed...Very productive...Dynamic and very hard to tackle...Runs harder than you would think for a guy his size and shows a lot of toughness...Has great vision...Unbelievable balance...Very shifty...Gets lost because everyone else is so much bigger than he is...Good receiver...Has all the intangibles...Also a return man.

    Weaknesses: Vastly undersized...Will never be able to cut it as a blocker...Has been durable during his college career, but they hit harder in the pros...Had a down senior season and was shut down in some games.

    Notes: Classic case of a great college player who just doesn't project well to the pro level...Won't go nearly as high as his reputation would lead you to believe...A better player than Quentin Griffin, but probably a backup and change of pace back at best in the NFL.

    heres a fact from the combine

    *Some bench numbers from today, Carnell Williams put up 19, and Darren Sproles came in with 23.

    Carnell outweighs little sproles by over 30 lbs. and is like 6 inches taller!

    Heres a video of him so you guys take a look at what he can do http://www.darrensproles43.com/videos/sproles43.wmv

    heres his official site so you can see more about him http://www.darrensproles43.com/intro.html

    I'm getting a little sick and tired of people saying that small rbs cant be feature runningbacks in the nfl when thats very wrong....barry sanders, emmit smith, charlie garner ,and many many more were all feature backs!

    Hes also a great punt returner! This guy would be one of the explosive players nick saban is talking about...He would be our brian westbrook!

    Jump On!
    I think you are going to be on this bandwagon all by yourself. With all the quality backs in the draft, why on God's Green Earth would you want to draft 5'5 175 pound guy who will NEVER be more than a 3rd down/change of pace guy, AT BEST. It just doesn't make sense.
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