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Kensat30 wrote:I would be wary of dropping a high pick on Glen Coffee in any format considering he may not even be the guy to have. Kory Sheets has some issues, but he made it into the NFL on pure talent. That guy can do some things that Coffee will never be able to do.
I'd be interested in hearing what things Sheets can do that Coffee will never
be able to do.
Two plays? Anyone can look good with two plays, but that didn't really answer my question...I like Sheets and haven't crossed him off my list, but I trust the NFL scouts who have been doing this year after year with Coffee going in the 3rd and Sheets going undrafted, I'm not one to put much into draft stock but teams didn't see Sheets as anything but a specialty player or return man.
Coffee may be a back that doesn't do one thing very well, but neither was Tashard Choice, but soon we learn that has little bearing on how much sucess you will have at the next level...Coffee is a great grind it out runner for what Singletary wants to do, he has great vision, tough, falls forward, explosive first step, there were alot of options still available at that time so it should tell you how much they think about him and he's done well with the 2nd team reps he's gotten.
If you just wanted to pick two plays I could make anyone look good doing that...Coffee won't do alot of dancing around and cutting, he's a one cut downhill runner, it's always easy to overlook those guys becaues their highlights aren't flashy but he was taken that high for a reason, and he's far and away ahead of Sheets as far as playing time and the depth chart.
EDIT: found this excerpt in an article
Glen Coffee, RB, San Francisco 49ers: If Coffee was satisfied with the notion he'll serve only as a part-time back behind star Frank Gore, he certainly hasn't looked like it so far. The rugged running that characterized Coffee's breakout junior campaign for the Crimson Tide has been on display, and coach Mike Singletary has already talked about limiting Gore's workload -- which means more touches for Coffee.