Originally Posted by joseephuss
Emmitt was not small, he was short. There is a difference. Dorsett was small. Both were effective, both were different and both were special. That is what made them succesful.
Bush is a special college back. The difficult part is projecting him as a special pro back. Looks like he could be or in the least be an effective back. Just like anyone drafted, it is a bit of a crap shoot. There are no guarantees. I have always beleived it is easier to project a guy to end up a bust than it is to project them to end up being a great player. That is why articles like this are written. Who knows? I would take a chance on Bush.
I think Bush could be an MVP candidate in a few years but it will take a coach that can utilize him well. You can't expect him to pound it between the tackles 30x a game but you can give him a mix of 12-15 carries, a reverse or two, and split him wide and throw the ball to him 5 or 6 more times a game. The guy runs like a mix of Barry Sanders and Michael Vick.
When you dominate top-notch college talent to the extent Bush has....it'll be a coach's fault if Bush doesn't do VERY well in the pros....I think it's silly to knock him given the utter and complete domination he's inflicted on the college ranks. Matt Leinert's name is not widely known and USC has only one split-national championship instead of the 3 back to backs (that they're about to have) without Bush....he's a special player and he'll produce in the pros.....JMO.