Free Bagel wrote:No way Smith is anywhere close to a top 5 NFL back. NOT EVEN CLOSE. If that was the case he would've won the starting job by now for sure. People don't just take top 5 RB's and relegate them to a 4-man RBBC.
4.9ypc? Big deal. You'd have to be handicapped not to run for 4 and half yards per carry in that offense. They've got a mammoth offensive line and a vertical passing attack that keeps defenses way back on their heels. Unheard of rookie Mewelde Moore ran for 5.8ypc on that squad.
yeah, in terms of ypc last year, moore led the NFL with a 5.8 number, but he only had a few carries. does that number make him a great RB?? no, it means he just got lucky ebacuse he hasn't proven himself yet. the same goes for smith. he hasn't carried the ball enough to prove himself a good.bad player. personally, I don't think he'll ever be an elite RB, but he could be solid as a starter in the future. I just don't see why you guys are saying things like "Oh, he's so elite when he grows up" and things like yet. none of us have seen him get 200+ carries in a season yet, and that;s when we'll be able to tell.