Remember the 49ers FB Tom Rathman? Here's what Bill Walsh had to say about his role in the offense: http://www.profootballhof.com/history/release.jsp?release_id=650 How important was Tom Rathman to the offense you designed? He put up numbers no other "west coast" fullback has even got close to. Is this because you valued the fullback more or was he just more talented than the rest? BW: Well, Tom was the ideal fullback for any system but particularly ours. He had excellent hands. He was fine pass receiver. But, most importantly, he was a great blocker. He was the best blocker of his time at the fullback position. Also, as a ball carrier, he had better speed than people thought. And, he could walk right through certain (players) - he liked defensive backs as tacklers. So, Tom fit in beautifully with Roger Craig - two Nebraska football players - to give us the best backfield of that era. Yeah, when Parcells talks about a "change of pace" guy, I think about what a guy like Rathman could do for Julius Jones and the Dallas running game in general. Any thoughts on whether some of these guys could add something like that? Nehemiah Broughton The Citadel6-02404.53 http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/playerprofiles/rb/nehemiahbroughton.html Strengths: Has excellent size and a solid frame...Has good speed for his size...Is a powerful runner...Is very strong...Is a decent receiver out of the backfield...A workhorse who gets stronger as the game goes on...Also a good blocker.Weaknesses: Has dealt with some injuries in his past so durability is a big concern...Has not played against much elite competition...Isn't a threat to break the long one...Lacks agility...Looks stiff.Notes: Sleeper prospect who has some intriguing physical tools and could turn out to be a steal...Will be an interesting player to watch out for on day two. Brandon Jacobs SeniorSouthern Illinois6'42604.50 http://www.draftshowcase.com/BrandonJacobs.htm Jacobs obviously has rare physical tools for a running back. His speed considering his size is excellent and he is a scary player to see in the secondary. He must play "up to his size" more and be a little more physical as a runner, but Jacobs will be a great short yardage option at the next level and should be a late 1st day, early 2nd day selection. Manuel White U.C.L.A.6-22394.58 http://www.nflfans.com/draft/2005/showplayer.php?key=Manuel%20White He is called a silent leader. He has been called humble, wanting to lead by what he does rather than what he says. After seeing many of his peers lose focus on what is important, he wants to maintain perspective. Off the field, if he doesn't have an NFL career, his goal is to be a fire-fighter. His career numbers: 408 carries for 1893 yards. A bog one here though, he's been nailed for 79 yards in losses. His net average is still a solid 4.44 yards per carry. He's also no stranger to the end zone, with 19 of those carries being good for a score. He has 52 receptions for 518 yards, which breaks down to 9.46 yards average. 3 of those catches resulted in touch downs.