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Another name dropped by Mosley

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by JaiRiid, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. sjordan6

    sjordan6 Member

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    Kevin Smith is the real deal and I pray that this guy is drafted by the cowboys. I did watch him play a few games this season and he is a great back. His forty time does seem suspect because he doesnt look like he is running at a 4.43 speed but I watched him break many tackles and he is not the kind to get caught from behind often. Remember he was basically the offense at central florida and they sometimes treated him like Earl Cambell with his carries. He actually almost broke the single season record this year.

    Also, we must understand that Emmitt (and no I am not comparing them but I guess I am) couldn't run a consistent 4.5 at the combine.

    Kevin Smith has excellent vision and cut back ability. He is not a straight ahead runner and has enough speed to get to the outside. Drafting Smith would allow Barber to continue to come off the bench.

    Make no mistake about it, Smith is a HUGE upgrade over Julius Jones! I personally would rather him over Steward or Felix Jones, both of whom are rated higher than Smith.
  2. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I keep telling you to quit dreaming like that.
  3. Q_the_man

    Q_the_man Active Member

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    I thought he broke Barry Sanders record or came close with about 2500 yards, think he fell short of the record because he got stuffed in their bowl game. He looks like an average back to me, I'll maybe take a flier in the 4th....
  4. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Ray Rice ran a better time than Felix Uger, I mean, Jones. And is just as fast as Slayton. :eek:

    Grab that man in the second round.
  5. AZ_Cowboys_Fan

    AZ_Cowboys_Fan Member

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    thats the exact order i want. to be specific:

    DRC (second option = talib)
    devin thomas (second option = james hardy)
    chris johnson (second option = kevin smith)
  6. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    No doubt. Great name.
  7. JaiRiid

    JaiRiid Member

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    i did some youtubin' to see what i could find on him... very elusive and has plenty of speed. additionally, he can break some tackles. played in a 'weak' conference, but i think his production (almost 2500 yards - which i did have incorrect in the first post-) is still impressive.
  8. rw54

    rw54 Member

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    Draft Scout has Smith listed at 4.53 at the combine.
  9. hendog

    hendog Well-Known Member

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    Draft Scout hasn't updated those times since after the combine.
  10. JIMMYBUFFETT

    JIMMYBUFFETT Skinwalker

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    Every word true ! The two biggest factors for me when looking at a RB are vision and tackle breaking ability . K. Smith and R. Rice are the best in the running back class at this . I love the measurables and ability that guys like McFadden , Mendenhall , Stewart , and Jones bring to the table , but sign me up for one of these two consistent second round guys .
  11. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    Out of curiousity, does Smith fumble "often", or is he secure with the football?
  12. Tobal

    Tobal Well-Known Member

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    Texas problem all year was against the pass, they were a good run defense. He did rip them up, and I was impressed by him for more than that game. Granted I haven't seen much of Ray Rice, but as I've stated many times I want Kevin Smith.

    Texas gave up 2.9 yrds per rush for the entire year

    I didn't see anything gimmicky about UCF so I'm not sure about the "system back" comment.

    Rushing No Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg
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    SMITH, Kevin 27 157 8 149 2 36 5.5
  13. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    Kevin Smith ran for over 2,000 yards in 2007, not 1,500... They should really research things before blowing smoke.
  14. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    If you want a RB just for his 40 time, bring in Michael Bennett ... he probably has the fastest 40 time for a RB ever. Of course, he's also been cut or traded by about 4 or 5 different teams.
  15. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't mind him. He showed that he can run fast contrary to some reports. I think Mosely is guessing and trying to report it as fact (something he likes to do) because it's pretty apparent to me that Dallas wants a change of pace back. I would be more than happy with another Marion Barber type, but I don't think Dallas wants that style of tailback.





    YAKUZA
  16. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Drafting role players and "types" high in the draft is classic Jerry of the 1990's draft strategy, and how you end up with Kendall Watkins.

    Dallas just needs to draft the best football player. Considering MB3 has never rushed for more than 205 carries in a season, whoever Dallas drafts as a RB better be ready to carry the ball 20+ times at a moment's notice. He should also have the ability to become a feature back in 2009 in case MB3 proves he's not deserving of franchise RB money.
  17. Double Trouble

    Double Trouble Well-Known Member

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    Why is it apparent? I've seen nothing to indicate that, other than fans and writers guessing.
  18. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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  19. DallasInDC

    DallasInDC Well-Known Member

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    How cool would it be to have 3 players on our team that are tough enough to play without their helmet. (Barberian, Witten and Smith)
  20. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Smith is considered to be a second round back. He has adequate speed. I don't see him as being worth a second as I'm not sure he will translate to this level. Just seems borderline to me. I'd take a flyer on Rice before Smith. I could easily be wrong about him.

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