Jeremiah - Ask 5: Which RB do you prefer, Ezekiel Elliott or Fournette

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  1. CalPolyTechnique

    CalPolyTechnique Well-Known Member

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    I'd wager good money the Eagles or the Giants (or both) go RB in the 1st round this year.
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  2. BoysfanfromNY

    BoysfanfromNY Well-Known Member

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    Zeke >>>Fournette

    Cook >>> Fournette

  3. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Fournette scares me in an Earl Campbell kind of way, except 6 good years turns into only two or three. I been seeing Shady McCoy comps with Cook lately.
  4. CalPolyTechnique

    CalPolyTechnique Well-Known Member

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    I see a more physical version of Chris Johnson in Cook.
  5. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    I'm not really sold on Cook as some bigtime back. I think he's good but his situation will determine a lot.

    That's why I like the Texas RB better. I think hes more physical and more of a guarantee to be good at the next level because of all of the traits he has.
  6. lkelly

    lkelly Well-Known Member

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    Fournette looks like an injury list regular. Seems like a guy that will find that playing vs. other large, fast pros is a great equalizer. Give me Zeke.

    Although he won't be available until next year's draft, I think scouts are really drooling over Saquon Barkley.

  7. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    Fournette supposedly has a chronic bone condition in his ankle. Even so, I would go with Elliott. I had said that I would take him over Fournette and Gurley last year, and was laughed at by some.

    Dalvin Cook is my favorite runner in this class. He majorly improved as a pass receiver this year.
  8. VACowboy

    VACowboy Well-Known Member

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    If Philly doesn't draft a WR in the first somebody ought to be fired.

    Cook is my favorite RB in this draft. Admittedly, I don't know much about Mixon.
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  9. gmoney112

    gmoney112 Well-Known Member

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    Corey Davis will be an Eagle
  10. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    Give me Elliot
    Anybody remember what he did against the vaunted Alabama defense when no one was giving OSU a chance?
    He loves big games
  11. Hailmary

    Hailmary Well-Known Member

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    If the Giants are smart, they should go online in the 1st and look for a back day two.
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  12. Bocephus

    Bocephus Active Member

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    I really don't see the Woodhead comparison even though that is who he is mostly compared too.
  13. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    I didn't quite understand what this means or if it's even significant. No one has caught Zeke once he has broken into the clear. So what if Fournette maintains a 9.7 over 40 meters vs. Zeke's 9.9. Ain't nobody catching him.
  14. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    With all due respect, Elliott had the better team. LSU had NO passing game, allowing Alabama to stack the box and stuff Fournette.

    I think Elliott is more elusive than Fournette.

    I think it will depend on which team drafts Fournette. He'd better hope he doesn't go to Cleveland or Jacksonville. Carolina would be a good fit for him.
  15. bodi

    bodi Well-Known Member

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    Executive 1: Fournette
    “Fournette is faster and he can hold his speed longer than Elliott. Elliott was further along as a blocker and receiver at Ohio State, but I thought Fournette made some small improvements in those areas this year.”

    Executive 2: Elliott
    “Zeke is more versatile and would fit in any offense. Fournette is a stronger, more violent runner but there is more uncertainty with him, mainly pass protection. By the way, look at Zeke’s numbers vs. Alabama and compare them to Fournette’s.”

    Executive 3: Fournette
    “I really like Elliott, but Fournette is an animal. Guys like him don’t come around very often.”

    Executive 4: Elliott
    “Fournette is a physical stud, but Zeke is just a better all-around football player.”

    Executive 5: Fournette
    “You don’t see guys with Fournette’s size/speed combination very often. He’s a rare, rare talent. He’s the most talented runner to come out since Adrian Peterson.”
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  16. TrailBlazer

    TrailBlazer Well-Known Member

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    If Fournette came out last year, he would've went 4th overall.

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