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Don't know that it is necessarily good, but I guess, unless he's dead, it can't be bad.
Updates as of 1/1/13 from CBS:
Bell: 11th RB (Rd 3-4)
Gholston: 13th DE (Rd 3-4)
McDonald: 19th OG (Rd 7-FA)
White: 18th DT (Rd 6)
Adams: 23rd CB (Rd 5-6)
11th rb for Bell? Wtf? Who are the 10 guys in front of him?
I don't know, but if that's what he hears from the NFL advisory people as well, he probably comes back.
Not saying that it's right, but in order:
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
Surprised to see Lattimote up there.
Maybe Vincent Smith counts for two--his head and then the rest of his body
10 faster guys
In all seriousness... It's NFL GMs. 1/4 of them are shitcanned every year. There are only a few around the league that deserve the jobs they have. The rest blow. If they want to take a guy coming off a substantial leg injury, a guy that's had multiple concussions or a guy that's been running against Duke, Wake and BC over Bell then have at it.. but I've almost come to expect them to do such things.
I think it has to do with where he would be projected for 2014. He will need to be drafted about a round higher in 2014 than in 2013 in order to break even on his investment of returning to college and off-setting his earning of $0.00. Montee Ball looks to be on the losing end of that investment...
Not to mention he got his ass beat, too.
Yeah, me too. In fact, if I was a GM, I wouldn't draft the kid before the 5th or 6th. Seems like a good kid with great talent and heart, but his knee literally exploded on the field. I know that medical science has come a long way with joint injuries and AP almost set the NFL single season rushing record one year after ACL reconstruction, but Lattimore is a different story. I haven't seen an injury as gruesome as his since Tim Krumrie's leg was wobbling back and forth in the Superbowl back in the 80's.
This post was edited by Klevin Torborg 18 months ago
willis mcgahee destroyed his leg in the national title game and still has had a nice pro-career.
He has, but it took him a couple of years to truly recover and, while I am not a doctor and looks can be deceiving, Lattimore's injury looked worse. Also, if I recall, McGahee was a 5th round pick. Sorry, but if I am a GM, I would take a healthy Bell over a rebuilt Lattimore.
The problem that Bell is going to have is that GMs are going to look at his lack of speed and be very hesitant to spend a pick on him. Shifty runners with no speed dont generally do very well in the pros.
McGahee was picked 23rd overall...
Go Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox, and Pioneers.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand
I'll be curious to see how his game translates to the NFL. We all know he doesn't have great breakaway speed so does he try to drop 15 and pick up some quickness? Or maybe he's a short yardage situational back like a Brandon Jacobs was for the Giants. I think he can definitely come in and spell an every down back and pop 5-10 yard runs, but I just can't ever see him being a feature back in the NFL.
This post was edited by Ham Porter 18 months ago
Then apparently my recollection is poor . . .
Sims and Gholsotn have lots to gain from one more year. Le'Veon is gone as he should be.
This is why I think he should come back. If he can drop some pounds and increase his break away speed, he could be a feature back and improve his draft potential. Take this with a grain of salt, however--I am a selfish homer...
Isn't this argument assuming that he plays for the same # of yrs (college + pro)? I understand the extra yr of college potentially shortening his career, but that only takes effect if he plays for 8+ yrs anyway. The expected lifespan of an NFL RB is 3-5 yrs and 1 extra yr of college will not affect Bell (assuming that his career is 3-5 yrs). My opinion is that the biggest risks to coming back are injury and/or not improving his draft stock.
I know that he hopes/plans to have a lengthy career, but it may be wise for Bell to consider improving his stock to maximize the value of his rookie deal.
He wasn't the feature back this year?
he means in the NFL. He's looking at being a 3rd down, # 2 RB right now if he leaves.
In the NFL, very few teams have featured backs, most are RB by committee. No matter whether he goes this year or next, he's not going to improve his break away speed enough to be thought as that way.
If I was an NFL GM i would never draft a RB before the 6th round. RB is a low priority high risk position. The best teams in the league don't have RB's carrying them.
Further proof Gholston should come back. Does he want to be the ninth best end or in the top three or four?
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
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