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Old 02-14-2017, 10:06 PM   #301
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I would love to get a quality back but....it won't make or break us. We have a big three of Dowdle, Ty'son and AJ Turner - all with three years of eligibility left. Then you have Freeman (4 years), Denson (3) and Kinlaw (2) in reserve. We are really young, deep and talented at RB.

We could lose Dowdle in two years to the NFL, but true Freshman can play immediately at RB. It would take a real talent to crack the rotation in 2018. So unless a real talent wants to commit, we can wait until 2019.
It might not hurt next year. But when a team fails to get a quality player at a key position each year, it catches up with you in the future.
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It might not hurt next year. But when a team fails to get a quality player at a key position each year, it catches up with you in the future.
We have Kinlaw also coming n this year
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It might not hurt next year. But when a team fails to get a quality player at a key position each year, it catches up with you in the future.
RB is one of those positions that if you evaluate the player right, he'll transition to the college level fast. Kind of like Marcus Lattimore, we all knew he was going to be great at RB when he got in.

Key positions imo are OL/DL because they dictate most of what the other positions can do, and QB because the ball goes in their hand most of the time to start a play, and it doesn't matter how great a RB/WR/TE you have if a QB can't get the ball to their hands, that is where a great OL comes to play to block for the QB, and open holes for the RB. It's great to get the top players at every position though, and not have depth issues.
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RB is one of those positions that if you evaluate the player right, he'll transition to the college level fast. Kind of like Marcus Lattimore, we all knew he was going to be great at RB when he got in.

Key positions imo are OL/DL because they dictate most of what the other positions can do, and QB because the ball goes in their hand most of the time to start a play, and it doesn't matter how great a RB/WR/TE you have if a QB can't get the ball to their hands, that is where a great OL comes to play to block for the QB, and open holes for the RB. It's great to get the top players at every position though, and not have depth issues.
Exactly. The real keys are QB and OL because they take longer to develop - they have a lot more to learn. A typical O Lineman can play as RS Freshman, start as a RS Sophomore. Exceptional O Linemen can start as RS Freshmen or Sophomores.

Experience helps a D Lineman but they can play as Freshmen - I would expect XT to play as a Freshman, maybe even be a starter. Although maybe not right away.

But we would be okay with a Freshman coming in and playing RB if he is a real talent, ala Marcus.
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We have Kinlaw also coming n this year
We don't even know if he is going to make the team. Plus, he's not big enough to be a every down back. We must get a quality back in every class.
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RB is one of those positions that if you evaluate the player right, he'll transition to the college level fast. Kind of like Marcus Lattimore, we all knew he was going to be great at RB when he got in.

Key positions imo are OL/DL because they dictate most of what the other positions can do, and QB because the ball goes in their hand most of the time to start a play, and it doesn't matter how great a RB/WR/TE you have if a QB can't get the ball to their hands, that is where a great OL comes to play to block for the QB, and open holes for the RB. It's great to get the top players at every position though, and not have depth issues.
Guys like Lattimore don't come around very often. We need to always have 3 quality backs before every season. And if you miss a year, it can cause problems down the road.
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Yeah, I can't think of any recent examples of a true freshman tailback coming in and really helping out/changing the position. Uh....can you?
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Yeah, I can't think of any recent examples of a true freshman tailback coming in and really helping out/changing the position. Uh....can you?
I can't think of a Freshman RB that has ever played well. IIRC, Marcus was terrible as a true Freshman. I keep having visions of UGA stuffing him for losses on every carry. He got destroyed. Dowdle obviously was no good as a true Freshman.

You need to go with experienced backs 100% of the time - like David Williams.
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We don't even know if he is going to make the team. Plus, he's not big enough to be a every down back. We must get a quality back in every class.
First off. I can assure you he will make the team. Secondly no one said he's an every down back. It's why u build depth
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We don't even know if he is going to make the team. Plus, he's not big enough to be a every down back. We must get a quality back in every class.
I don't think making the team is an issue. I suspect he will be our #3 back(bruiser style). If I am wrong, then he will probably be our #2 back (Change of pace). Wisconsin is known as a power run school. I trust their evaluations on running backs.

I am also hoping Freeman comes back strong from his injuries. RB could be a major strength over the next couple of seasons, depending on how the OL pans out.
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First off. I can assure you he will make the team. Secondly no one said he's an every down back. It's why u build depth
I'm just don't see him getting many snaps with Williams, Rico and AJ ahead of him.

By the way, I saw where we lead for Teague.
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I'm just don't see him getting many snaps with Williams, Rico and AJ ahead of him.

By the way, I saw where we lead for Teague.
I don't expect Kinlaw to be on the two deep (barring injuries) but he will get some carries and contribute on special teams, at least. Might be a good return guy, also on coverage teams. We have not been athletic and talented enough on special teams and Kinlaw can help. Good pick-up.
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I don't expect Kinlaw to be on the two deep (barring injuries) but he will get some carries and contribute on special teams, at least. Might be a good return guy, also on coverage teams. We have not been athletic and talented enough on special teams and Kinlaw can help. Good pick-up.
I think Jamyest will be out kick returner, maybe Nixon. This takes away the chance of Deebo getting hurt.
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I think Jamyest will be out kick returner, maybe Nixon. This takes away the chance of Deebo getting hurt.
I get the feeling that Jamyest will make some ESPN top 10's with his returns. At least I hope so
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Not that I'm too concerned this early, but LSU has 10 (6 - 4 stars and 4 - 3 stars).


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Penn State is only 10 points from eclipsing our entire 2017 class
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I'm just don't see him getting many snaps with Williams, Rico and AJ ahead of him.

By the way, I saw where we lead for Teague.
I fully undrstand that those guys are ahead of him. That's not the point. In the SEC and even in other conferences u need depth! He may have to sit out this year etc. But I have no doubt he will be valuable to our team. Teague is important to future of team I agree !
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