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fenikz
09-29-2007, 09:23 PM
all right i haven't seen a ton of them bt what what i have seen any Freshman who is getting PT at RB has been doing well

who do you think is the best?

Graig Cooper RB Miami
Noel Devine RB WVU
Terry Grant RB Alabama

are just a few i know of

wiscbadgerfootball
09-29-2007, 09:24 PM
Noel Devine!!!

ATLDirtyBirds
09-29-2007, 09:24 PM
Noel Devine is the man.

Hines
09-29-2007, 09:25 PM
devine and cooper dont play that much cuz of james and slaton but i think its a tie between those two..both are very explosive and will be studs when they get their chance

armando allen imo is gonna be a beast and mccoy is having a nice season

OhioState
09-29-2007, 09:27 PM
i'm liking Demarco Murray

Hines
09-29-2007, 09:29 PM
i'm liking Demarco Murray

isnt he a redshirt frosh though

i think he is meaning a true frosh

could be wrong though

Forenci
09-29-2007, 09:44 PM
I like that true freshman running back from Cal, Jahvid Best. That guy can flat out fly. He won a gold medal for the state of California in the 100 meter dash didn't he? The scary thing is he runs that fast in pads. Football player first, track star second.

619
09-29-2007, 09:50 PM
I like that true freshman running back from Cal, Jahvid Best. That guy can flat out fly. He won a gold medal for the state of California in the 100 meter dash didn't he? The scary thing is he runs that fast in pads. Football player first, track star second.

yea jahvid best what a fast physical freak..then noel devine!

draftguru151
09-29-2007, 10:56 PM
devine and cooper dont play that much cuz of james and slaton but i think its a tie between those two..both are very explosive and will be studs when they get their chance

armando allen imo is gonna be a beast and mccoy is having a nice season

Coop has more yards than James this year, same amount of TDs too.

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keylime_5
09-29-2007, 11:03 PM
Noel Devine from WVU and Brandon Saine from tOSU by far have impressed me the most. Devine is a little shrimp though and will fall off the football map in about 4 years.

Geo
09-29-2007, 11:47 PM
Is that Moreno kid from Georgia a true frosh? He's electric.

McKoy of Pitt also impressed me when I saw him.

I didn't realize Grant was a true freshman, I thought he was older. He's been very solid for Alabama.

doingthisinsteadofwork
09-30-2007, 01:01 AM
I like that true freshman running back from Cal, Jahvid Best. That guy can flat out fly. He won a gold medal for the state of California in the 100 meter dash didn't he? The scary thing is he runs that fast in pads. Football player first, track star second.
He doesnt play all that much at RB though.But he does see a good amount of playing time.

M.O.T.H.
09-30-2007, 01:03 AM
Is that Moreno kid from Georgia a true frosh? He's electric.

McKoy of Pitt also impressed me when I saw him.

I didn't realize Grant was a true freshman, I thought he was older. He's been very solid for Alabama.

Knowshon Moreno was red shirted last year. Electric is right, he is fun to watch. He's going to be an exceptional back...hell, he already is. Too bad he didnt go to Rutgers.

Zyro_1014
09-30-2007, 02:26 AM
Noel Devine from WVU and Brandon Saine from tOSU by far have impressed me the most. Devine is a little shrimp though and will fall off the football map in about 4 years.

barry sanders was a little shrimp

SuperKevin
09-30-2007, 03:00 AM
barry sanders was a little shrimp

Players have gotten a lot bigger and faster in the last decade. I have a feeling a lot of those famous Barry Sanders runs would have been stopped in the backfield now

Paranoidmoonduck
09-30-2007, 03:28 AM
Players have gotten a lot bigger and faster in the last decade. I have a feeling a lot of those famous Barry Sanders runs would have been stopped in the backfield now

The game has gotten faster, but Sanders retired just before the '99 season. I don't really think that game has gotten all that faster since then, and while a lot of Sanders' runs were stopped in the backfield even then (a record amount in fact), you can't possibly think that he wouldn't have been dominant in today's game. Football players have not evolved, new performance enhancers have not been introduced,

That said, Barry Sanders was a 5-6 205 lb. shrimp, while Noel Devine is a 5-8 170 lb. shrimp. There's a huge difference.

I don't think he's been the best, but I've been extremely impressed with Jahvid Best. Most people I trust were calling him a track star when he signed a LOI with Cal, but this kid has serious horizontal ability and runs with more power than Marshawn Lynch did as a freshman.

fenikz
09-30-2007, 01:21 PM
Grant has the best stats out of everyone but i have to give it to Cooper, looks like another great Miami RB

Hines
09-30-2007, 01:24 PM
nick grigsby is having a nice season so far

P-L
09-30-2007, 07:45 PM
Graig Cooper has been ridiculous this year.

keylime_5
09-30-2007, 07:49 PM
barry sanders was a little shrimp

Being 5-8/210ish like Barry Sanders is one thing.......being 5-7/170ish like Devine is another. Barry was short, Devine is a shrimp.

BigJohn98
09-30-2007, 08:05 PM
all right i haven't seen a ton of them bt what what i have seen any Freshman who is getting PT at RB has been doing well

who do you think is the best?

Graig Cooper RB Miami
Noel Devine RB WVU
Terry Grant RB Arkansas

are just a few i know of

Terry Grant plays for Alabama.

Hines
09-30-2007, 08:06 PM
who yall think will be better

chris rainey outta flordia
or noel devine outta wv

rainbeaukid2
09-30-2007, 08:30 PM
Jahvid the Jet is one speedy mofo

BigJohn98
09-30-2007, 09:02 PM
who yall think will be better

chris rainey outta flordia
or noel devine outta wv

Well seeing is how Chris Rainey hasn't done jack so far, Noel Devine.

themaninblack
09-30-2007, 09:19 PM
ya knownshon moreno is doing fantastic as a RS frosh, i can't wait to see what happens when him and caleb king are both playing next year. gonna be sick.

TheMikey10
09-30-2007, 09:20 PM
Graig Cooper
Noel Devine
Jahvid Best


in that order

darnik44two
09-30-2007, 09:39 PM
Terry Grant, Alabama (RS) - 82 carries, 519 yards, 6.3 YPC, 5 TD; 11 rec. for 86 yards

LeSean McCoy, Pitt - 84 carries, 503 yards, 6.0 YPC, 6 TD; 14 rec. for 44 yards

Knowshon Moreno, Georgia (RS) - 78 carries, 432 yards, 5.5 YPC, 3 TD; 11 rec. for 148 yards

Harvey Unga, BYU - 85 carries, 362 yards, 4.3 YPC, 2 TD; 20 rec. for 288 yards, 2 TD

Graig Cooper, Miami - 60 carries, 341 yards, 5.7 YPC, 3 TD; 3 rec. for 83 yards

DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma (RS) - 50 carries, 316 yards, 6.3 YPC, 8 TD; 5 rec. for 16 yards

Noel Devine, West Virginia - 28 carries, 303 yards, 10.8 YPC, 3 TD; 3 rec. for 27 yards

Mario Fannin, Auburn (RS) - 49 carries, 267 yards, 5.4 YPC, 4 TD; 2 rec. for 24 yards

Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech - 42 carries, 261 yards, 6.2 YPC, 6 TD; 1 rec. for 9 yards

Mike Ford, South Florida - 38 carries, 212 yards, 5.6 YPC, 4 TD; 2 rec. for 12 yards, 1 TD

Jahvid Best, California - 16 carries, 167 yards, 10.4 YPC, 2 TD; 6 rec. for 35 yards

Brandon Saine, Ohio State - 28 carries, 153 yards, 5.5 YPC, 2 TD; 3 rec. for 8 yards, 1 TD


(RS)=red shirt freshmen

fenikz
09-30-2007, 10:03 PM
I wonder how many of those will keep up the numbers through out their NCAA careers

georgiafan
10-01-2007, 08:21 AM
It's good to see Knowshon getting some love all around the country. He is also been called the human redbull.

JT Jag
10-07-2007, 08:59 PM
Incidentally, Terry Grant was benched this weekend. I don't quite know why. I thought that it was a ploy to wear the opposing team down and then bring in the fresh, fast guy off the bench, but he didn't see nearly enough time in the second half for that to be the case.

BuckNaked
10-07-2007, 09:05 PM
Derrick Locke!!!!

WildDude
10-07-2007, 11:00 PM
cant froget about the smurf Frank Edmonds from Ball State hes coming along nicely and helping nate davis alot Ball State should be a team to watch sometime in the future

thebow305
10-08-2007, 08:58 AM
Graig Cooper has been ridiculous this year.

yup... Coop's the best frosh RB

etk
10-08-2007, 09:33 AM
who yall think will be better

chris rainey outta flordia
or noel devine outta wv

Chris Rainey is overhyped. He makes Devine look like a colossal shrimp. I doubt he would get many touches in UF's offense anyway because they seem to like bigger backs.

1. Cooper
2. Devine

Obviously excluding rFr otherwise DeMarco Murray would be up there.

vatech=accdomination
10-08-2007, 10:07 AM
although he doesnt carry much, stanley havili from usc has looked very impressive for the future.

SeanTaylorRIP
10-08-2007, 02:07 PM
Redshirt Penn State RB, Evan Royster is a beast.

SuperKevin
10-08-2007, 02:17 PM
Its really hard to put any sort of merit into freshman success. Case in point, Jamario Thomas from North texas. led the nation in rushing as a freshman with 1800+ yards. His next 3 seasons combined haven't even added up to that amount. Remember, just because a player is given a chance to succeed as a freshman doesn't mean he'll keep it up later on.

yo123
10-08-2007, 04:13 PM
Its really hard to put any sort of merit into freshman success. Case in point, Jamario Thomas from North texas. led the nation in rushing as a freshman with 1800+ yards. His next 3 seasons combined haven't even added up to that amount. Remember, just because a player is given a chance to succeed as a freshman doesn't mean he'll keep it up later on.



To be fair, North Texas switched to a spread offense for some unknown reason.

ironman4579
10-08-2007, 05:06 PM
Its really hard to put any sort of merit into freshman success. Case in point, Jamario Thomas from North texas. led the nation in rushing as a freshman with 1800+ yards. His next 3 seasons combined haven't even added up to that amount. Remember, just because a player is given a chance to succeed as a freshman doesn't mean he'll keep it up later on.

Actually, I'm pretty sure Adrian Peterson led the nation in rushing that year with 1925 yards, but I know what you're saying. I remember that year, the debate was always between Adrian Peterson, Mike Hart, and Jamario Thomas.

P-L
10-08-2007, 05:51 PM
Doesn't UNT run a spread offense now, or pass happy offense? In Thomas' freshman year they were a team that ran the ball close to 70% of the time. This year they are averaging 52 passes a game.