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  • LeGarrette Blount's Draft Stock

    I don't even remember what his stock was pre-incident. Where was he projected to go back before the season started and where is he projected to go now? Do you see him succeeding?

  • #2
    before the season he was probably in that late 2nd-3rd range, although some people on here thought he was rated alot higher then that.

    I'd say right now he is probably a 5th-7th, depending on how he runs. He looks like he was a bit out of shape this season and didn't have the same burst and explosiveness that he had last season.

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    • #3
      I think he goes in the 4th-5th round range, maybe even earlier. He has a load of talent and some team will fall in love with him during workouts.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by energizerbunny View Post
        before the season he was probably in that late 2nd-3rd range, although some people on here thought he was rated alot higher then that.

        I'd say right now he is probably a 5th-7th, depending on how he runs. He looks like he was a bit out of shape this season and didn't have the same burst and explosiveness that he had last season.
        I think that he looked like that the first game at Boise, but i think that the last few games, he looked alot better. He looked alot quicker and even more powerful then ever before. And i think he's really changed. I think that he will go somewhere in the 5th.

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        • #5
          Seems like Oregon backs can really catch the ball, how well does he catch the ball out of the backfield?

          If Mike Bell isn't retained, and he's a late rounder, the Saints would be stupid to not take him.
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          • #6
            i don't think he'll get drafted. That's just me.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bosanac01 View Post
              i don't think he'll get drafted. That's just me.
              I didn't think Maurice Clarett would get drafted years ago either, but he ultimately ended up drafted.

              I thought Blount was preseason ranked as the #2 or #3 RB prospect. After the incident, I felt his best chance was UDFA. With him making an impression and taking his punishment like a man and showing some maturity which led to him seeing the field again, I'd say some team with extra mid-round picks who have good leadership in the locker room will take a chance on this kid.

              What is he 6' 2" about 240lbs, good quickness decent top-end speed for his size? If he manages a 4.5 range 40 and shows he catches out of the backfield, some team will take a chance on him.

              There's questions about this kid, no doubt, from his incident. Is he the next Iron Head Heyward or the next Bus?

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              • #8
                Ironhead was a pretty good back.. he lasted a long time and was a terror in college.

                Blount was originally a 2nd-2rd round back before the incident... now, with teams being more sensitive to character issues he looks to be a 7th rounder.

                Maurice Clarett's biggest obstacle in getting drafted, other than him being an idiot, was the pathetic 40 time he ran and how out of shape he was. What was his combine 40, wasn't it something like 4.87?

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                • #9
                  While Blount's character issues are troubling, he should get credit for (apparently) doing everything right after the incident in Boise. I think that will help his stock with GMs who won't immediately right him off. While his true value maybe of a 5th or 6th rounder, remember that it only takes one team to pick him higher than maybe it should go. I figure that there will probably be a team in the 3rd or 4th round range who needs a RB, doesn't have good value at another position of need, and falls in love with his physicality/straight line speed. He's not cut out to be a great #1 back in the NFL, but he can be a really valuable contributor in a "by-committee" approach, which seems to be de rigeur in the league these days.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by holt_bruce81 View Post
                    I think he goes in the 4th-5th round range, maybe even earlier. He has a load of talent and some team will fall in love with him during workouts.
                    I dont think his speed is that good and the character thing is going to hang over his hear. I think you're right about the 4th-5th range, not the going earlier part.

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                    • #11
                      regarding his character, does blount have other issues other than the punch? the punch to me is not a charcter issue but rather a player losing his head in the midst of a game. far less concerning than drugs or running with a bad crowd


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                      • #12
                        Id take a chance on him in the 5th.


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                        • #13
                          Whether Blount was right or wrong or redeemed himself or not.... GMs don't like the potential bad PR of being the guy that wasted a ___ pick on THAT guy. Now if he gets picked in the 7th round, then the GM can say, "He's a good back, made a mistake, if we're wrong, no big deal." And if the guy turns out ok, he looks like a genius... but if he takes that guy in round 3 and he gets in trouble or stinks then he will be roundly criticized. RIght or wrong, this is the way it is.

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                          • #14
                            I thought the 'punch' was one of multiple incidents Blount had at Oregon, which was the reason he was immediately kicked off the team after the Boise State game??
                            Many coaches look at occasional fighting as an unspoken part of the game, happens in almost every TC around the league, I'd be more concerned about what other incidents he's had in school that were less publicized.

                            How good a RB is Blount anyway? Was there a point in his college career where he was ever compared to Steven Jackson?? They have similar builds IMO.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by FUNBUNCHER View Post
                              I thought the 'punch' was one of multiple incidents Blount had at Oregon, which was the reason he was immediately kicked off the team after the Boise State game??
                              Many coaches look at occasional fighting as an unspoken part of the game, happens in almost every TC around the league, I'd be more concerned about what other incidents he's had in school that were less publicized.

                              How good a RB is Blount anyway? Was there a point in his college career where he was ever compared to Steven Jackson?? They have similar builds IMO.
                              Wikipedia (CBS Sports, more specifically) compares him to Michael Bush. They have almost the exact same build, you could swap their heads and you wouldn't be able to tell. 6'1, 240 for both of them. Jackson is 6'2, 230ish. I think I'd draft LeGarette in the 4th, and if it weren't for the incidents even before that. I think he can be a great 3rd down back who can also take about 150+ carries a year.

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