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What round does Sproles go?

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Ken, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. Ken

    Ken Well-Known Member

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    I tell you what, this kid has something to him.

    I saw a highlight film of him that was longer and more impressive than anyone elses i've ever seen. Talk about Barry Sanders type moves!

    The kid is like 170lbs., he did 23 reps in the bench!

    I think if we could nab him in the 4th, he would be a great change of pace, 3rd down, PR and KR for us.

    What do you think?
  2. Dyluke

    Dyluke Member

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    I wouldnt argue with Sproles in the 4th...the guy has moves ontop of moves. Any highlight film links would be cool if someone could post it.
  3. lkelly

    lkelly Well-Known Member

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    Would LOVE to see Dallas get him in the 4th.

    As I posted in another thread, there are a lot of backs in this draft worth looking at. Hopefully that will push him down as teams might be scared off by his size. If he blazes a sub 4.4 40, however, he might get snapped up earlier than some of the larger backs. Speed sells at RB.
  4. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    I don't think Sproles will go any later then the 4th and could possibly get into the 2nd.
  5. Ken

    Ken Well-Known Member

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    I don't think i put the 23 number into enough perspective.......

    Braylon Edwards did 22.
    Cadilac Williams did 19.
    Maurice Clarrett did 22.
    Ronnie Brown did 22.

    I am still amazed he outlifted alll of them.
  6. Rezz

    Rezz Mr. Blonde

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    I think Sproles will go early in the 3rd round.
  7. Bobo

    Bobo New Member

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    He weighed in at 187. Stout little dude, supposedly benches over 400. I'll guess rd round if he runs below 4.4.
  8. Champsheart

    Champsheart Active Member

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    I think Sproles will go in the 2nd round.
    He is that good IMO, and I think GM's know he is.

    I would be very shocked if went past the 3rd round.

    For sure a first day pick!
  9. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    That "Stat" can be misleading. It's MUCH easier for little, stocky guys to get a lot of reps on the bench cuz they have such short arms. When a tall guy like Braylon Edwards puts up 22 reps it really means something.

    When a very long armed guy like John Henderson does 30 reps with a close grip is REALLY means something (referring to the probowl challenge thing).
  10. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    unless something happens we dont know about, I say he's a virtual lock for 3rd-4th rd...if he runs really fast (and probably will) he might even sneak into the late 2nd

    David
  11. VirusX

    VirusX Active Member

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    I'd look for us to grab Clarett before sproles. #1 we have a small quick rb in JJ clarett is a bigger back who has speed quickness and better size. at 170 lbs he will be riding the practice squad of the bench until get gets near 200.
  12. wxcpo

    wxcpo Active Member

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    I would much rather see Clarett than Sproles based on size alone. He's just too small IMO. Now if we were able to grab the guy in round 4 or 5 then I'd say we got good value for the pick. I don't think he lasts past the 4th round though.
  13. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    I'd take Sproles any day of the week instead of Clarett.

    I think Sproles is gone by the end of the 4th.
  14. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    If you want a much cheaper, poor man's version of Sproles, take a look at tiny Howard Jackson from UTEP... 5-7, 160 pounds, and lightning fast... if you look up the word "elusive" in your dictionary, you're liable to see a picture of him...

    Even in college, Jackson is so small you expect him to get killed on virtually every tackle, but he never really seemed to get hurt...

    Jackson gained 3466 yards rushing, on 667 carries, in 45 games played... that's a 5.2 ypc average, and he scored 25 TDs rushing... he was pretty effective as a receiver too, catching 67 passes (57 of those in his last 2 seasons) for 726 yards and 4 TDs (10.9 ypr)... as a kick returner, he racked up 1947 yards on 81 returns, and scored 2 TDs (24.0 average)...

    Basically, he's a big play waiting to happen, as he had runs of 78, 55, 56 and 48 yards in the course of his career, receptions of 70 and 86 yards, and kickoff returns of 100, 91, 76 and 49 yards...

    So, you've got a small, fast back who seems to perform best when his carries are limited, catches the ball well out of the backfield, and is a dangerous threat kick returns... that sounds rather like what Parcells said he was looking for, at least to me...

    You could probably get Jackson in the 7th round...

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