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BamaFalcon59
12-30-2007, 04:48 PM
Anyone know what RBs are more NFL ready? As in blocking/ protection and even receiving abilities? I know it's a big issue with most rookies (Norwood still isn't trusted to block) so I'm wondering if any rookie RB is good in that catagory (similar to Joseph Addai a few years ago).

Smokey Joe
12-30-2007, 04:51 PM
Tashard Choice... poor man's Addai, IMO.

SuperKevin
12-30-2007, 04:52 PM
Rashard Mendenhall is the most complete RB in the draft in my opinion

energizerbunny
12-30-2007, 07:50 PM
Rashard Mendenhall is the most complete RB in the draft in my opinion

I was going to say the exact same thing. He is a very impressive player, its hard to find weakesses with his game.

toonsterwu
12-31-2007, 01:23 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if Mendenhall has the best career out of the RB's (although I expect McFadden to have better individual years). He's a bit underrated right now, even after his big year and all the hype.

BamaFalcon59
12-31-2007, 01:31 AM
I would not doubt it because I did not know he was an all-around runningback, as in he could pass block and catch passes as well as run the ball.

M.O.T.H.
12-31-2007, 02:10 AM
Can't go wrong w/ Cory Boyd here.

OzTitan
12-31-2007, 04:22 AM
What's the perception of Stewart outside of his ability to rush? Seems like the type of guy that could be considered very NFL ready but I'm not fully up on most college players.

Jonny
12-31-2007, 08:37 AM
Ray Rice is definitely NFL-ready. The worry with him is with upside.

scottyboy
12-31-2007, 08:57 AM
Ray Rice is super sweet, amazing, and immortal. can't possibly go wrong with Ray Ray

JDB7821
12-31-2007, 10:50 AM
What's the perception of Stewart outside of his ability to rush? Seems like the type of guy that could be considered very NFL ready but I'm not fully up on most college players.

I kinda wonder the same thing, I haven't gotten a chance to see him play very much. I have, however, gotten to see Tashard play a whole bunch and I think he's a great all around back. He carried the load for Tech, he has decent enough hands for a running back, and he's trusted to pass block. I like him a lot out of the 2nd tier running backs. If he runs something like a 4.5 flat, I could see him going high 2nd round.

Turbeauxdog
12-31-2007, 10:51 AM
Jacob Hester is an excellent blocker and receiver, although he's not the caliber of back that Mendenhall is.

georgiafan
12-31-2007, 12:33 PM
I was thinking Hester also

go_ravens94
12-31-2007, 03:40 PM
What about Bernard at Oregon St. His coach (according to ESPN) said that teams may not like him, but he'll end up doing very well in the NFL.

Texas Homer
12-31-2007, 06:00 PM
Jonathan Stewart and Mendenhall I think are pretty good All Around RB's.

BUSTKUNTLAWL
01-01-2008, 07:08 PM
Mendenhall

asu2100
01-02-2008, 02:39 PM
I really think that Ryan Torain is, and this is not me being a homer. When he got hurt the different was night and day in ASU's running game. The biggest difference I saw that was lost was the pass blocking though.

Grave Digger
01-02-2008, 02:45 PM
If Matt Forte can improve his speed I'd give him the distinction as one of the most complete RBs in the draft. He does just about everything well IMO but he's just not a threat to take it to the house every time he touches the ball.

BamaFalcon59
01-02-2008, 02:49 PM
I think I would lean toward Forte than Torrain for the Falcons. Jerious Norwood is the homerun threat we just need a guy who can handle 250 carries a season and is durable.