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  • Noel Devine

    Let me start by saying i don't know much about this guy and have only seen him play probably 3 times. I know the spread opened some serious lanes up for him and he beniffited from alot of talent around him. Will he declare this year? Is he a legit first day guy or more of a late rounder? Basically, I would like to get some takes on devine as a prospect. If he tore it up this offseason (combine/workouts/proday) i could see him in the late first/second.

    How does DeVine grade out as a pro prospect?



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  • #2
    He would definitely have to tear it up this season and the success of Steve Slaton only helps his case. Size is becoming a non factore, at least at the RB position.


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    • #3
      This guy, worst case scenario, will be the best return man ever!!!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Notredameleo View Post
        This guy, worst case scenario, will be the best return man ever!!!
        Definitely worst case scenario. You put this guy on the field and he'll do something special for you.


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        • #5
          He's more of a 5th-6th rounder to me considering how far some good RB's have fallen. Not only is he coming out of that offense but he's very small and a bit of a headcase.

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          • #6
            He doesn't have ideal size. He is VERY TALENTED though.

            Just my early opinion, but 3rd or 4th round.

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            • #7
              I think the size factor is beginning to come in question when evaluating backs.


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              • #8
                Originally posted by YAYareaRB View Post
                I think the size factor is beginning to come in question when evaluating backs.
                "Come into question" as in, becoming less important? Then I'll agree....because we've been seeing smaller backs tear it up in recent years, like Slaton who preceded Devine.

                I look at Devine as a poor mans Percy Harvin. Harvin went in the first round, even with the questions about his durability, true position and his mental makeup, so I could see Devine sneaking into the 2nd round as a change of pace back who can split out wide and be a return man.

                That's if he really tears it up this year and shows to have great numbers in the pre-draft stuff.

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                • #9
                  Devine=Sproles?


                  Originally posted by Morgan Freeman
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by YAYareaRB View Post
                    He would definitely have to tear it up this season and the success of Steve Slaton only helps his case. Size is becoming a non factore, at least at the RB position.
                    The success of Sproles in SD also helps his value, teams will view him as a 3rd down back but a stud returner.

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                    • #11
                      I would hope that guys like Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren Sproles would finally shut people up about height with RBs...Devine is a playmaker and you can't fight that, even when you look at his size
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ncst8fan83 View Post
                        Devine=Sproles?
                        I'm not sure it's the best comparison. I don't have a problem with a guy being short, but Devine is slight, and that's a bigger issue. Sproles came into the league having outbenched Merriman at the combine, and is in general an extremely thick and strong dude. And even he has gotten knicked up and banged around.

                        Devine's got unholy wheels and moves, but I'm not sure he's anything more than an extremely situational guy outside of special teams. Don't get me wrong, he could still change games from that position. If I were GM/coach, I don't think I would rule out a position change to wideout.

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                        • #13
                          I don't think he will make an impact as a running back, but you get him in space, and he will make defenders look silly. I can see him as a gadget type of player in the NFL and return specialist. I do think he comes out after this season to provide for his children.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by CC.SD View Post
                            Devine's got unholy wheels and moves, but I'm not sure he's anything more than an extremely situational guy outside of special teams. Don't get me wrong, he could still change games from that position. If I were GM/coach, I don't think I would rule out a position change to wideout.
                            Originally posted by HinesWardJr View Post
                            I don't think he will make an impact as a running back, but you get him in space, and he will make defenders look silly. I can see him as a gadget type of player in the NFL and return specialist. I do think he comes out after this season to provide for his children.
                            Originally posted by hagy34 View Post
                            The success of Sproles in SD also helps his value, teams will view him as a 3rd down back but a stud returner.

                            If you all would just glance a few posts up you'll see:


                            Originally posted by BeerBaron View Post
                            I look at Devine as a poor mans Percy Harvin. Harvin went in the first round, even with the questions about his durability, true position and his mental makeup, so I could see Devine sneaking into the 2nd round as a change of pace back who can split out wide and be a return man.
                            Thank you.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by CC.SD View Post
                              I'm not sure it's the best comparison. I don't have a problem with a guy being short, but Devine is slight, and that's a bigger issue. Sproles came into the league having outbenched Merriman at the combine, and is in general an extremely thick and strong dude. And even he has gotten knicked up and banged around.

                              Devine's got unholy wheels and moves, but I'm not sure he's anything more than an extremely situational guy outside of special teams. Don't get me wrong, he could still change games from that position. If I were GM/coach, I don't think I would rule out a position change to wideout.
                              Devine's max is 405 on the bench...dude is awesome man.


                              Originally posted by Morgan Freeman
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