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Postby scsi1 » Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:31 pm

Has anyone heard anything out of Atlanta on this guy?

I consider him a deep sleeper and I'm considering taking him late in my dynasty drafts and auctions.
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Postby koffeeboy » Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:34 pm

Never heard of him.
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Postby scsi1 » Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:51 pm

He was a projected 2-3 round draft pick who had a bad injury history.

When healthy he was a great college RB. Falcons signed him as a free agent.

I think he may be a better long term prospect than Duckett.
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Postby Plindsey88 » Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:56 pm

scsi1 wrote:He was a projected 2-3 round draft pick who had a bad injury history.

When healthy he was a great college RB. Falcons signed him as a free agent.

I think he may be a better long term prospect than Duckett.



I know he was a MONSTER in high school.... Broke all kinds of records.... And I know he was a DAMN good college RB as a freshman at NC State, and later in his career when he was healthy.... I personally watched him shred a very tough FSU run defense on several occasions.....

You might be right in thinking of him as a better long-term prospect than Duckett.... But I wouldn't take him as anything more than a no. 6-7 RB in a dynasty league....
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Postby Free Bagel » Wed Jul 13, 2005 6:03 pm

All I remember is him caving at the goalline against Ohio State in the 3rd OT when it looked like he would score easily.
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Postby Turnip » Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:12 pm

^Don't forget when he fumbled last year at the goal line against UNC as time expired. Or every other game in which he either fumbled or got injured. :-t :-[ :-°

Anyway, putting my anger as a State fan aside, the guy has a lot of talent, and I personally think a lot of his problems are mechanical. He holds the ball very funny, and this leads to fumbles. He has a very weird upright style of running, that might be the reason for his succeptibility to injuries. He was a beast at times, so I think he does have some potential. As far as this year is concerned, however, remember the Falcons had the #1 rushing attack last year without him.
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Postby scsi1 » Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:23 pm

I have 6 RBs on my roster now.

McGahee
J. Jones
McCallister
Dunn
Gore
Morency

I have room for 2-3 deep RB sleepers to select on spec.
I am under no pressure to start any of these guys so I am looking for the best long term potential.

These are the guys I am considering:

I expect Fason to be gone before any of my selections.

RB

Toefield
TA McClendon
Fason
Blaylock
Cedrick Houston (6th round Jets)
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Postby Plindsey88 » Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:35 pm

scsi1 wrote:I have 6 RBs on my roster now.

McGahee
J. Jones
McCallister
Dunn
Gore
Morency

I have room for 2-3 deep RB sleepers to select on spec.
I am under no pressure to start any of these guys so I am looking for the best long term potential.

These are the guys I am considering:

I expect Fason to be gone before any of my selections.

RB

Toefield
TA McClendon
Fason
Blaylock
Cedrick Houston (6th round Jets)



I would put them in the following order:

Toefield
Blaylock
Fason
McClendon
Houston
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Postby Kensat30 » Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:57 pm

scsi1 wrote:I have 6 RBs on my roster now.

McGahee
J. Jones
McCallister
Dunn
Gore
Morency

I have room for 2-3 deep RB sleepers to select on spec.
I am under no pressure to start any of these guys so I am looking for the best long term potential.

These are the guys I am considering:

I expect Fason to be gone before any of my selections.

RB

Toefield
TA McClendon
Fason
Blaylock
Cedrick Houston (6th round Jets)


Fason- talented raw player who may get playing time this year and a chance to start next year

Blaylock- immediate backup behind a guy most likely to either get injured or retire within the next couple of season

Toefield- may get his chance sooner rather than later if Taylor is healthy for the start of the season and then falls apart midseason

Houston- Blaylock might not be the answer if Martin goes down, deep sleeper that may steal the job in NY

TA McClendon- should be an afterthough with Dunn and Duckett on the roster. The line of succession is written in stone on that roster Dunn--> Duckett
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Postby PACKman1144 » Sun Jul 17, 2005 10:51 pm

I wouldn't think of drafting him. As an NC State fan i know his history all too well... injuries and fumbles. His head's on running style had too much contact for him to stay healthy in college and i dont see how he'll stay healthy in the NFL. And besides he's not going to do your team any good putting the ball on the ground every other play. No way i draft him.


Turnip where did you get that NC State d-line pic? It's really sweet.
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