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Old 02-28-2010, 04:29 PM   #7
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Default Re: LeGarrette Blount

Originally Posted by MasterOfPuppets View Post
didn't knowshon moreno only run a 4.6 last year ?

You are correct.

Both Faulk and Westbrook are known for their all-around ability, a trait shared by the most prominent back in this year's class, Georgia halfback Knowshon Moreno. Moreno only registered a Speed Score of 96.9 at the Combine, which would give him the lowest Speed Score of any first-round pick in the last ten years were he to be selected among the first 32 picks. Because of his versatility, though, it's likely that Moreno will perform better than this athletic indicator might expect him to on the professional level.

His primary competition in the first round is Ohio State back Beanie Wells. Although Wells ran a 4.59 40 to Moreno's 4.60, the fact that Wells weighs 18 pounds more than Moreno yields a respectable score of 105.9, projecting him as a back likely to experience some success on the NFL level, although one more worthy of a second-round pick; by comparison, of all the backs chosen in the first two rounds of the 2007 NFL Draft, only Felix Jones (103.7) and Ray Rice (99.7) had worse Speed Scores than Wells, a fact which is reflected in scouts' opinions of the two sets of classes.
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