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The_Joker
01-14-2013, 12:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fTrQMlOHpaA

teegre
01-14-2013, 12:57 PM
I can't get it to work (on my iPhone nor on my desktop)...???

StainlessStill
01-14-2013, 12:57 PM
Lol. Truth.

Fire Haley
01-14-2013, 12:58 PM
a blank nothing for RB?

we have enough of those

The_Joker
01-14-2013, 12:58 PM
I can't get it to work (on my iPhone nor on my desktop)...???

Eddie Lacy. RB for Alabama. Reminds me of Alfred Morris.

WANNNNNNT. NOOOOOOOW.

Steel Peon
01-14-2013, 07:32 PM
Eddie Lacy. RB for Alabama..........WANNNNNNT. NOOOOOOOW.

Well you can't be wrong about everything your whole life, so maybe you're right this time.:noidea:

desertsteel
01-14-2013, 07:33 PM
Eddie Lacy. RB for Alabama. Reminds me of Alfred Morris.

WANNNNNNT. NOOOOOOOW.

I could go with that!

Darkstorm05
01-14-2013, 08:03 PM
I've seen it projected that he could go very early in the 2nd. IMO, this would be a great year to trade out of the 1st to get an extra 2nd round pick. Grab him, then the best Safety or CB on the board, then D-Line or backup QB in the 3rd.

cbrunn
01-14-2013, 08:18 PM
Mike Gillislee - RB - Flordia

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There is others just youtube him , but this is my favorite RB in the draft

StainlessStill
01-14-2013, 10:58 PM
At first, the link didn't pop up. I thought it was a sarcasm type post like a blank white screen of nothing, which pretty much sums up our running back depth anyhow and was accurate. That said, Lacey would look good in Black and Gold. Hell, anybody that can move the chains at this point and hit a single crease would look good in Black and Gold right about now!

TheVet
01-15-2013, 12:09 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fTrQMlOHpaA

Quackjack, actually I think you found our offensive line.

teegre
01-15-2013, 12:23 AM
Quackjack, actually I think you found our offensive line.

Indeed.

If I was a team in the top ten, I'd take Warmack & Jones this year... and Fluker (if he fell to R3). And then, Kouandjio next year.

teegre
01-15-2013, 12:34 AM
Actually, now that I think about it, this would be perfect for the Chargers.

11: Chance Warmack, LG
43: Barrett Jones, OC
73: DJ Fluker, RT

Justp94
01-15-2013, 12:57 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fTrQMlOHpaA

No.

SteelersCanada
01-15-2013, 01:06 AM
Eddie is running behind the best offensive line in CFB. He's a good, not great, RB and he's already being outclassed by his true-Freshman RB teammate TJ Yeldon. I wouldn't mind taking Yeldon in the first round as soon as he becomes available.

In all honesty, I wouldn't be upset with Lacy in the second round, assuming he is our RB. That being said, I wouldn't be ecstatic, either. There's better, more elite prospects we could grab at that point and I think there's better RBs than him in the later rounds. Go look at Knile Davis in 2010 and tell me that guy isn't ridiculous.

teegre
01-15-2013, 01:14 AM
Go look at Knile Davis in 2010 and tell me that guy isn't ridiculous.

That is my druthers. IF a RB were to be taken, he was my choice.

Was my choice... until...

My current thought is drafting Marcus Lattimore, and then rehabbing him. With today's medicines & technologies, he could be 95% of what he once was... which is great.

Still, Knile Davis would be a quality pick.

SteelersCanada
01-15-2013, 01:26 AM
That is my druthers. IF a RB were to be taken, he was my choice.

Was my choice... until...

My current thought is drafting Marcus Lattimore, and then rehabbing him. With today's medicines & technologies, he could be 95% of what he once was... which is great.

Still, Knile Davis would be a quality pick.

The only reason I don't take Lattimore is because we're going to have to give up a ILB / S prospect to grab him. He'll be taken in either R3 or R4, and I have us taking Nico Johnson and Robert Lester in those rounds, respectively. Knile Davis will be available in the fifth round and I think we pull the trigger and grab him.

If Lattimore is sitting there in the fourth round, though, it would be very difficult for me to not take him.

The_Joker
01-15-2013, 07:45 AM
So now there seems to be several future RB's. Earlier I was labeled an Idiot for wanting to take a RB in Round 1 or 2.

cbrunn
01-15-2013, 08:14 AM
Go look at Knile Davis in 2010 and tell me that guy isn't ridiculous.

He had a good year that year, then he got a season ending injury and came back and rushed for a little over 300 yards ...

unless you blaming the poor production on still not 100% from the knee ... I would say no to Knile Davis

there are some 5th and on RBs better than him I feel

Robbie Rouse - Fresno State
DJ Harper - Bosie State
Zac Stacy - Vandy (my personal favorite of the late round backs)

Darkstorm05
01-15-2013, 08:18 AM
So now there seems to be several future RB's. Earlier I was labeled an Idiot for wanting to take a RB in Round 1 or 2.

Not by me. There are no R1 caliber RB's in this draft, but R2 is a possibility. If Mendy walks, we either draft an RB in R2 or R3, or we get another year like this one, where we struggle with a committee of fat men who need an oxygen tent or a medic after every carry. Picking a Safety instead won't really do much for us if we only put up 10 points a game.

wwhickok
01-15-2013, 08:25 AM
I wouldn't mind acquiring Barry Sanders Jr but that's a few seasons away

lloydwoodson
01-15-2013, 08:47 AM
Eddie is running behind the best offensive line in CFB. He's a good, not great, RB and he's already being outclassed by his true-Freshman RB teammate TJ Yeldon. I wouldn't mind taking Yeldon in the first round as soon as he becomes available.

In all honesty, I wouldn't be upset with Lacy in the second round, assuming he is our RB. That being said, I wouldn't be ecstatic, either. There's better, more elite prospects we could grab at that point and I think there's better RBs than him in the later rounds. Go look at Knile Davis in 2010 and tell me that guy isn't ridiculous.

TJ Yeldon did not ouclass Lacy. Lacy had more rushing yards, more touchdowns and a better YPC than Yeldon, as well as better receiving stats. Even though Yeldon runs behind the same amazing line you would take him in the first round but wouldn't want Lacy in the second?

steelfury02
01-15-2013, 09:40 AM
reminds me too much of LenDale White - no thanks

teegre
01-15-2013, 09:56 AM
So now there seems to be several future RB's. Earlier I was labeled an Idiot for wanting to take a RB in Round 1 or 2.

R1: yes, we kept telling you that there wasn't a RB worthy of a R1 pick.

R2: we have always told you that there were RBs in R2.

There was a post where you said something like "Fine. R2." and I replied "Progress."

So, there is still no R1-worthy RB.

Also, when talking about Lattimore & Davis, notice the rounds suggested: 4 & 5.

Both were shoe-in R1 picks, who sustained major injuries... and could be "steals" in the later rounds (or complete busts). It's a calculated risk. But, again, we are not talking about R1 (or, with those two, not even R2 or R3).

steelfury02
01-15-2013, 10:01 AM
the Steelers, and especially this upcoming season, could really benefit from someone different getting a healthy dose of touches - I really think that defenses not knowing this new person's tendencies could be a huge element of surprise for us

Remember some of the first times you saw Ray Rice? Not saying we'll have that kind of luck - but, having that new weapon that takes the pressure off of Ben would be enormous. Look at the type of leader Ray Rice is evolving into over there. He's the voice of that offense, even over Flacco IMO.

SH-Rock
01-15-2013, 10:37 AM
Better to trade down this year. Lots of talent in the mid rounds, pretty stale in the first rounds. Plus with a pick at 17 we'd get more/better picks potentially.

SteelersCanada
01-15-2013, 11:28 AM
TJ Yeldon did not ouclass Lacy. Lacy had more rushing yards, more touchdowns and a better YPC than Yeldon, as well as better receiving stats. Even though Yeldon runs behind the same amazing line you would take him in the first round but wouldn't want Lacy in the second?

TJ Yeldon: Carries - 175 / Yards - 1108 / AVG - 6.3 / LNG - 43 / RTDs - 12

Eddie Lacy: Carries - 204 / Yards - 1322 / AVG - 6.5 / LNG - 73 / RTDs - 17

What jumps out at you there? Sure, Eddie Lacy has .2 higher YPC, but he also had 29 more carries which would translate into a higher chance of a big play. A 73 yard gallop, for example.

Here's the thing, though. TJ Yeldon is 19 years old and is a true freshman. His ceiling is higher and he has a much bigger potential. He can bounce it outside with better speed and more agility than Lacy can. Lacy is fast, but he doesn't have the same explosive play ability that Yeldon does. I think Lacy has already hit his ceiling and you're looking at what he's going to be in the NFL. There's not a ton of room to grow and on the flip side, Alabama has just tapped into the potential of Yeldon.

bornaSteelersfan
01-16-2013, 03:24 AM
Guys, Lacy and Yeldon have the benefit of an excellent cohesive offensive line. If The Steelers had a line that could make their blocks that way, any RB would do well (yes, even Baron Batch). I really do not see any prospects in this draft as good as Mendy (assuming he holds on to the ball). There are draft picks better than our other RB's, though, if Mendenhall is gone.

ZoneBlitzer
01-19-2013, 02:41 AM
Eddie Lacy. RB for Alabama. Reminds me of Alfred Morris.

WANNNNNNT. NOOOOOOOW.

Sorry I just don't see the comparison btw Lacy and Morris.

Lacy is tall, has a large frame and runs high.

Morris is stout, has a lower center of gravity and is better at breaking tackles.

Rick5895
01-19-2013, 07:48 AM
IMO our more pressing needs are at ILB or Safety. ( I think safety is a huge need right now with the age and wearing down of Troy and Ryan) Those need to be addressed. Do we need a "bell cow" RB, absolutely, but I beleive we can find that player later on. I would take a chance on Lattimore in round 4 or 5. This kid "wants it", I compare him to McGahee coming out of college. Terrible knee injury and McGahee has been a pretty damn good RB in the NFL.

BowCatShot
01-20-2013, 04:30 AM
He doesn't look any better than the caca that we have now. Don't need more of same.

StevieRayVol
01-20-2013, 11:14 PM
IMO our more pressing needs are at ILB or Safety. ( I think safety is a huge need right now with the age and wearing down of Troy and Ryan) Those need to be addressed. Do we need a "bell cow" RB, absolutely, but I beleive we can find that player later on. I would take a chance on Lattimore in round 4 or 5. This kid "wants it", I compare him to McGahee coming out of college. Terrible knee injury and McGahee has been a pretty damn good RB in the NFL.


Watch Lattimore's injury if you can:http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1386866-marcus-lattimore-injury-gruesome-play-brings-players-fans-announcer-to-tears

Hawaii 5-0
01-21-2013, 12:56 AM
2013 NFL Free Agents: Running Backs

2013 Free Agency: Age listing as of Sept. 1, 2013.


Steven Jackson, RB, Rams. Age: 30.

Steven Jackson ran like he had plenty left in the tank this past season, averaging 4.1 yards per carry behind a battered offensive line. However, he turns 30 and has 2,385 career attempts under his belt. He could fall off at any moment.

Reggie Bush, RB, Dolphins. Age: 28.

Reggie Bush has managed to stay mostly healthy the past two years, which is obviously a good sign. He wasn't utilized enough this past season until the Dolphins finally realized that they should use him as a receiver on occasion. The result was Bush gaining 100-plus yards from scrimmage in three of his final four games.

Chris Ivory (RFA), RB, Saints. Age: 25.

Chris Ivory is talented enough to start for some teams. He has a 5.1 yards-per-carry average throughout his career. He received the most action back in 2010 when he gained 716 yards on 137 attempts. He's not much of a pass-catcher out of the backfield, however.

Jonathan Dwyer (RFA), RB, Steelers. Age: 24.

Jonathan Dwyer has some nice running ability - he averaged four yards per carry behind a beat-up offensive line - but he'll have the occasional mental lapse, whether it's a fumble or a dropped pass.

Darius Reynaud, KR, Titans. Age: 28.

Darius Reynaud scored three special-teams touchdowns this year - two in one game against the Jaguars.

Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Steelers. Age: 26.

An injury-prone Big Ten plodder with some talent, but not enough to make him very appealing.

Shonn Greene, RB, Jets. Age: 28.

Shonn Greene is just your typical Big Ten plodder. He's just an average starter, but given all of the talent running backs in the NFL at the moment, he should be a backup.

Cedric Benson, RB, Packers. Age: 30.

Slow and sluggish, Cedric Benson averaged 2.9 yards per carry or worse in three of his five starts in 2012. He'll be 31 at the end of the 2013 campaign.

Joique Bell (RFA), RB, Lions. Age: 27.

Joique Bell didn't get to carry the ball all that much in 2012, but he was heavily used as a pass-catcher out of the backfield. He logged more than 50 receptions.

Danny Woodhead, RB, Patriots. Age: 28.

Danny Woodhead is a nifty pass-catching back who thrives in New England's system, but it's safe to say he wouldn't be as heavily utilized elsewhere.

Jalen Parmele, RB, Jaguars. Age: 26.

Jalen Parmele didn't look half-bad in two brief stints against the Texans and Titans, rushing for a combined 125 yards on 32 carries. Unfortunately, he tore his groin in the latter contest, so we haven't seen much of him.

Isaac Redman, RB, Steelers. Age: 28.

Isaac Redman is solid in goal-line and third-down situations, but he should not be carrying the ball on normal downs.

Peyton Hillis, RB, Chiefs. Age: 27.

Remember when Peyton Hillis was winning fantasy leagues and appearing on the cover of Madden? There's still time for him to rehab his career, but things aren't looking too optimistic. Worst-case scenario, he can still become a CIA agent.

Kevin Smith, RB, Lions. Age: 26.

Kevin Smith looked pretty good spelling Jahvid Best last year, so I'm not sure why he barely played this season. He's very injury-prone, but that shouldn't prevent him from seeing the field when healthy.

La'Rod Stephens-Howling, RB/KR, Cardinals. Age: 26.

La'Rod Stephens-Howling is far from a starting running back in the NFL, but he can serve as an OK third-down back while contributing as a return specialist.

http://www.walterfootball.com/freeagents2013RB.php

PhantomJB93
01-21-2013, 01:12 AM
I'm warming up more to the idea of just drafting Lattimore late if we could find a way to sign Chris Ivory or Steven Jackson. Other than that none of the FA RBs really interest me though, except maybe Joique Bell, but one decent season as a third string won't convince me of much. But I'd love to not have to spend an early pick on an Eddie Lacy and instead be able to focus on safeties, linebackers, and a tall, physical wideout with the first three picks.

If Lattimore can work hard in his rehab and get back to even just 80-90% of what he was pre-injury he could be a franchise RB. Obviously if he was never injured he probably would have been a top-16 pick. I'm just worried a lot of other teams have the same mindset of "draft Lattimore late" and somebody will wind up drafting him in the second or third anyway.

teegre
01-21-2013, 01:20 AM
I'm warming up more to the idea of just drafting Lattimore late if we could find a way to sign Chris Ivory or Steven Jackson. Other than that none of the FA RBs really interest me though, except maybe Joique Bell, but one decent season as a third string won't convince me of much. But I'd love to not have to spend an early pick on an Eddie Lacy and instead be able to focus on safeties, linebackers, and a tall, physical wideout with the first three picks.

If Lattimore can work hard in his rehab and get back to even just 80-90% of what he was pre-injury he could be a franchise RB. Obviously if he was never injured he probably would have been a top-16 pick. I'm just worried a lot of other teams have the same mindset of "draft Lattimore late" and somebody will wind up drafting him in the second or third anyway.

I agree: draft, rehab (with the new IR exemption rule), and play him at the end of the season.

Too many teams have needs. A team with lots of picks is the most likely landing spot. Alas, that means the Taperiots.

Hawaii 5-0
01-21-2013, 01:31 AM
I'm warming up more to the idea of just drafting Lattimore late if we could find a way to sign Chris Ivory or Steven Jackson. Other than that none of the FA RBs really interest me though, except maybe Joique Bell, but one decent season as a third string won't convince me of much. But I'd love to not have to spend an early pick on an Eddie Lacy and instead be able to focus on safeties, linebackers, and a tall, physical wideout with the first three picks.

If Lattimore can work hard in his rehab and get back to even just 80-90% of what he was pre-injury he could be a franchise RB. Obviously if he was never injured he probably would have been a top-16 pick. I'm just worried a lot of other teams have the same mindset of "draft Lattimore late" and somebody will wind up drafting him in the second or third anyway.

I don't think so, Lattimore will most likely have to be placed on injured reserve and miss the whole next season.

bhandsome08
01-21-2013, 03:41 AM
Steelers won't sign any FA RBs. Most likely draft one. I doubt they'll draft one in the first three rounds, and I'd rather not have them Waste a pick on Lattimore either, since he'll Most likely miss the season too.
They should Probably get Mike Gillislee. He has high potential to become a complete back in the NFL. Or Maybe get Ray Graham, who'd be a good change of pace back and could also be a return man too.
Those 2 could be had in rounds 4-6ish.

bhandsome08
01-21-2013, 03:56 AM
But I'd love to not have to spend an early pick on an Eddie Lacy and instead be able to focus on safeties, linebackers, and a tall, physical wideout with the first three picks.

There are only like 4 wideouts that closely reassemble this description, and that's Keenan Allen, Cordarelle Patterson, Justin Hunter and Da'Rick Rogers. All four of these guys grade out as 1-2 Rounders. Steelers could get one later on in the Draft, such as Aaron Mellette, Brandon Kaufman, Mark Harrison and Marcus Davis (he just needs to actually show some commitment). Hell even Marqueis Gray (6'4, 250LBs) would be good to have.

ricardisimo
01-21-2013, 04:57 AM
This is not a year to be drafting RBs.

maddog78
01-21-2013, 08:12 AM
No more first round RBs, please. This team has too many other holes and backs can literally be found anywhere.

Justp94
01-21-2013, 10:17 AM
Montee Ball is projected to go in rounds 2-3.
If he drops to the 3rd round and we haven't re-signed Rashard Mendenhall come draft time, he'd be a good option. (Yes I believe we will re-sign Mendenhall because his price tag has dropped dramatically over the last two years, however if that isn't the case, then Ball in the 3rd round).
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steelfury02
01-21-2013, 10:50 AM
I dunno, doesn't look thuggish enough:chuckle: We don't need another "thinking man" at RB

J/J - nice nice profile type video - very interesting indeed

Solidifying RB spot is a big must