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    Noel Devine RB West Virginia



    Devine has been one of my favorite college prospects to watch. Coming out of high school as a 5 star RB recruit, ultimately choosing WVU over FSU, I've been fascinated by his youtube highlight tapes. Honestly reminds me a lot of Barry Sanders, the way he stops/starts and can change directions. Heres his career stats from WVU:


    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player...layerId=238902

    Not sure if he'll declare for the draft yet, but I don't see many reasons why he would return to WVU for his senior season....As far as the combine I see him being a workout warrior.

    Anyways...anything Devine related we can talk hereee
    Last edited by FloridaSkinzFan; 12-08-2009, 10:24 AM.

  • #2
    I hope he stays.

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    • #3
      He has several mouths to feed and would probably be a 2nd or 3rd round pick. I think he's gone for sure.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by AkiliSmith View Post
        He has several mouths to feed and would probably be a 2nd or 3rd round pick. I think he's gone for sure.
        This is true. I've read he has two kids, hes good friends with Deion Sanders who will probably convince him to declare for the draft.

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        • #5
          Well, that's why I said I hope. If he stayed, then he would be beast in the 2011 draft.

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          • #6
            Food for thought:

            If you are the GM for a team on draft day, which RB prospect would you rather have, Toby Gerhart or Noel Devine?

            (please don't make this about race, this is not the point of the question)

            The point is that these two RBs are very, very different in playing styles. Gerhart is a guy who hits the hole quickly and with authority, running with power. Devine is a guy who is small and shifty, more likely to break out the big 60-yard run.

            You have a white canvas for the team that you manage--it's up to you what situation the team is in. In fact, it would be best if you clarified when you would value Devine over Gerhart or vice versa.

            Have at it.

            Oldie but a goodie.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by nobodyinparticular View Post
              Food for thought:

              If you are the GM for a team on draft day, which RB prospect would you rather have, Toby Gerhart or Noel Devine?

              (please don't make this about race, this is not the point of the question)

              The point is that these two RBs are very, very different in playing styles. Gerhart is a guy who hits the hole quickly and with authority, running with power. Devine is a guy who is small and shifty, more likely to break out the big 60-yard run.

              You have a white canvas for the team that you manage--it's up to you what situation the team is in. In fact, it would be best if you clarified when you would value Devine over Gerhart or vice versa.

              Have at it.
              I'd do everything possible to get both.

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              • #8
                Gerhart, I'm a fan of power runners. Gerhart I would value low first round high second, since we have no idea how is hands are or his route running.

                Devine high second to mid second, he is a scat back and those guys come dime a dozen. He has speed but he doesn't have the power like CJ to break off arm tackles, or the body like a MJD. He is a home run hitter, but can he carry a partial load and stay injury free unlike say Felix Jones?

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                • #9
                  I still think he should've went to FSU.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by D-Unit View Post
                    I still think he should've went to FSU.
                    Being here in Orlando, I was really hoping he would come to FSU as well.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RealityCheck View Post
                      I'd do everything possible to get both.
                      That would be a sick tandem.

                      Bone Krusher, the best

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by D-Unit View Post
                        I still think he should've went to FSU.
                        So he could fade away into obscurity like Leon Washington, Lorenzo Booker, and Antone Smith did? I know Washington has been a good pro, but FSU hasn't exactly been churning out quality NFL prospects recently.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Malaka View Post
                          That would be a sick tandem.
                          Oh yes that would. I'd get rid of Maroney and Taylor, and hell, we got 3 2nd rounders.

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                          • #14
                            I think Devine will declare. This year WVU will be losing most of their key pieces on offense like QB Jarrett Brown, WRs Alric Arnett, Wes Lyons and Jock Sanders and RT Selvish Capers. That along with the fact that he had successful and injury free season(which for a back his size is never a given). Ultimately he'll be a solid 3rd down back for some team and I'll say he's a 3rd rounder at best now. I usually don't like comparing players, but Darren Sproles and Devine are very similar, both in size and playing style. Despite his size he's very strong though and can bench 400+ pounds. Expect him to blow up the combine and depending on his 40 time he may be able to sneak into the 2nd round.
                            .......

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                            • #15
                              I'm worried about his size to be an NFL back even if he is sharing the load. He is listed at 5'8" 176 lbs. He is 24 lbs from being 200lbs which still isn't that heavy for a Rb. He is fantastic with the ball in his hands because he is very fast and quick. Injuries are always a concern with his size.

                              How are his receiving skills?

                              DeSean Jackson is 5'10" 175 lbs and people questioned his size to play Wr in the pros. Although Darren Sprolles is 5'6"185.


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