Eckel: Good running backs available, but teams can wait before drafting them

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by RS12, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Here’s a look at the top five.

    Tre Mason, Auburn, 5-foot-8, 207 pounds, 4.50 40-yard time

    “He’s very efficient; he doesn’t waste steps,” the AFC executive said. “Once he’s in the open field, he has good, but not great, speed. His game is based on short area quickness and breaking tackles. Right now, he is a second-rounder, and there is a chance he ends up being the first back taken

    “He came on late,” the NFC personnel man said. “He has good vision, and for a guy his size, he doesn’t wear down. He’s probably the best one of them all.”

    Carlos Hyde, Ohio State, 5-11, 230, 4.66

    “One-cut downhill runner, who can pick up yards after contact,” the AFC executive said. “He looks like he has the burst and the quickness to hit the hole before it closes. He has a lot of power and can run over you.”

    “Strictly a power back,” the NFC personnel man said. “He runs over you, not around you. Little worrisome about some stuff (tested a nine on the Wonderlic test).”

    “I think he could slip into the bottom of the first round,” the NFC scout said. “He’s a big, power back. If you’re looking for that, he’s the guy.”

    Bishop Sankey, Washington, 5-9, 209, 4.49

    “Ran faster than you thought he would (at the Combine),” the AFC executive said. “He’s tough. He can break a tackle or two. And he can run away from you, too.”
  2. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    I like Sankey the best
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  3. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    I'll take andre williams after all those guys are taken
  4. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    Give me a true difference maker , lache seastrunk. Not an every down back in the nfl but dynamic with the ball in his hands
  5. Idgit

    Idgit If you food, you gonna be ate. Staff Member

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    We have a lot of pet cats in common here.
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  6. HellCrowe

    HellCrowe Active Member

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    I would love to get Bishop Sankey with our third. Ankle tacklers? What are those? I believe he'll get picked up in the second but out of all the backs he seems the most promising. Not a lot of dancing (ala seastrunk) but quick. Can out run people and powerful enough to run through tacklers.

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