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Postby ShoelessJoe » Sun Jan 01, 2006 10:09 pm

Crimedog brings up an interesting point. I figured that since Maroney, Barber III, and Russell had been sharing carries, that Maroney didn't have that many carries, but that's not true.

Maroney has more carries this year than any back for the 8 BCS teams. Maroney has 281 carries and 17 receptions on the year. That's almost 300 touches. In comparison, only Pittman for OSU and Darrius Walker for Notre Dame have more than 200 touches. And neither of them come within 50 touches of Maroney.

In comparison though, Deangelo Williams has over 300 carries alone this year, had 300+ as a junior, and had 200+ as a sophomore.

The scouts though haven't mention anything about this though as Williams is still being mentioned as a top 10 pick.

This brought me to look at previous years to see how touches influence draft picks, and there really isn't any correlation. Cadillac had about 250 carries last year and Ronnie Brown had almost 200 touches. Cedric Benson had 300+ carries. All three of those major backs were taken in the first round and no one said anything about their durability or the number of touches in college.

From this I think that it's safe to conclude that the number of touches a back has in college really does not affect their draft position. When applying this to the Lendale White case it probably won't be something looked at by NFL scouts if he stays another year, yet more serious is the possibility of a serious injury playing in the defensive powerhouse conference that is the Pac-1 (and no, I didn't forget the 0, it's the Pac-1, not the Pac-10).
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Postby The Great Gambini » Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:54 am

It doesn't affect draft position, maybe, but I wonder how it influences their pro results?
I'm too tired now, I'll do some research in the morning.
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Postby The Great Gambini » Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:54 am

2005 First Round Backs
1) Ronnie Brown, Auburn:
2001: 84 car/358 yds
2002: 175/1008
2003: 95/446
2004: 153/913
2) Cedric Benson, Texas
2001: 223/1090
2002: 305/1293
2003: 258/1360
2004: 326/1834
3) Carnell Williams, Auburn
2001: 120/655
2002: 141/745
2003: 241/1307
2004: 239/1165

For now at least, I can't find complete college tallies for past RBs...probably just because it's 2AM and for some reason I'm still awake. But here's a list of first round RBs taken the last eight years...some brutal picks in there, huh?

2004: Steven Jackson, Chris Perry, Kevin Jones
2003: Willis McGahee, Larry Johnson
2002: William Green, TJ Duckett
2001: LaDainian Tomlinson, Deuce McCallister, Michael Bennett
2000: Jamal Lewis, Thomas Jones, Ron Dayne, Shaun Alexander, Trung Canidate
1999: Edgerrin James, Ricky Williams
1998: Curtis "I Don't Have A" Enis, Fred Taylor, Robert Edwards, John Avery
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Postby Kingctb27 » Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:59 am

The Great Gambini wrote:2005 First Round Backs
1) Ronnie Brown, Auburn:
2001: 84 car/358 yds
2002: 175/1008
2003: 95/446
2004: 153/913
2) Cedric Benson, Texas
2001: 223/1090
2002: 305/1293
2003: 258/1360
2004: 326/1834
3) Carnell Williams, Auburn
2001: 120/655
2002: 141/745
2003: 241/1307
2004: 239/1165

For now at least, I can't find complete college tallies for past RBs...probably just because it's 2AM and for some reason I'm still awake. But here's a list of first round RBs taken the last eight years...some brutal picks in there, huh?

2004: Steven Jackson, Chris Perry, Kevin Jones
2003: Willis McGahee, Larry Johnson
2002: William Green, TJ Duckett
2001: LaDainian Tomlinson, Deuce McCallister, Michael Bennett
2000: Jamal Lewis, Thomas Jones, Ron Dayne, Shaun Alexander, Trung Canidate
1999: Edgerrin James, Ricky Williams
1998: Curtis "I Don't Have A" Enis, Fred Taylor, Robert Edwards, John Avery

Nice post man ;-D

Yeah, but none of them are even close to the Ryan Leaf pick. Some were telling the colts to take them over Manning. 8-o
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Postby DelhommesFan1 » Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:25 pm

RYAN LEAF...HAHAHA
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