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2010: Jahvid Best, Cal, RB (WR Convert?)

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by casmith07, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Alright, another prospect that I think we might have a shot at drafting is Jahvid Best.

    He boasts similar size and build to everyone's favorite Wide Rue-ceiver from Cal, DeSean Jackson at 5'10", 195lbs. On top of that, the guy is fast. He also has succeeded at RB, but a lot of his success comes from his ability to catch the ball as a receiver and make moves in space. His athleticism, in my opinion, would allow him to make a relatively easy transition to WR and he could work very well as an alternative to Miles Austin as our "deep threat" WR.

    I personally would love to see a WR depth chart that boasted Williams, Austin, Crayton, Ogletree, and Best.

    Again, I fully understand that he's had huge success as last year's leading rusher in the Pac-10, but the Pac-10 isn't exactly known for between-the-tackles runners. His size, speed, and athleticism would make him a good conversion prospect at WR.

    Opinions? Does anyone think that he will be a quick pick in round 1?
     
  2. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Hunka Hunka Burning BP Staff Member

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    How about we just draft a WR to play WR instead of a RB to convert to WR or QB to convert to WR.

    Stanback did not pan out nor did a RB we drafted to be a slot WR some years back from Ohio State (name escapes me right now).

    So, let's just draft a WR to play WR and quit trying to be cute with project players and trying to convert them.
     
  3. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    Michael Wiley?

    Jahvid Best will be a RB in the NFL. He's too talented not to.

    There are 2 players I can think of that are college RB's that I think can be NFL WR's though. They are similar players to Percy Harvin IMO. USC's Joe McKnight (6-0, 190) and Miami's Graig Cooper (6-0, 205). Both are excellent return men as well.

    My daughter plays in a womens college summer league at USC and I watched McKnight work on running pass patterns all summer. Not out of the backfield but as a WR.
     
  4. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Hunka Hunka Burning BP Staff Member

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    Yes Wiley..>Thanks, brainpaint had a braincramp.:D
     
  5. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    I knew someone would bring up Stanback. Well played, sir. :)

    I also do agree that he's too talented not to get drafted as a RB after taking a look at some of his stats in his college career. Wishful thinking on my part, I suppose :)
     

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