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Halsey 01-23-2013 10:41 PM

Is There a Ray Rice or Frank Gore in 2013 NFL Draft?
 
Is there a RB who will go in the 2nd or 3rd round and go on to be a multi time Pro Bowler? Stepfan Taylor? Johnathan Franklin? Montee? I need to know so I can tell the Falcons.

bigbuc 01-23-2013 11:23 PM

Johnathan Franklin is a gamer. But your asking a lot for these guys. Gore is the all time leading rusher for the 49ers and Rice will be too when it's all said and done.

Halsey 01-24-2013 12:56 AM

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Originally Posted by bigbuc (Post 3255122)
Johnathan Franklin is a gamer. But your asking a lot for these guys. Gore is the all time leading rusher for the 49ers and Rice will be too when it's all said and done.

There's a good chance one or more of the RBs drafted in the 2nd or 3rd rounds this year will be a star. Matt Forte, Jamaal Charles, LeSean Mccoy, Stevan Ridley are other recent 2nd/3rd round RBs that have had success lately. The 2013 class seems loaded with potential 2nd/3rd round RBs.

thetedginnshow 01-24-2013 01:08 AM

I would say this would be a good year to get a Rookie RB in Fantasy.

CollegeFan 01-24-2013 01:53 AM

yes his name is Eddie Lacy

BallerT1215 01-24-2013 01:54 AM

I'm not sure if he will make it to the 2nd rnd, but I do think Gio Benard will be a stud right away in the NFL.

CollegeFan 01-24-2013 01:57 AM

I also think Stephan Taylor and Montee Ball can be special NFL RBs

pierce2walker 01-24-2013 02:17 AM

As a UCLA fan, I have bias towards Franklin, but I really think he could be a player at the next level. He's quick and has great vision, but what has always stood out to me is that the guy has amazing balance. He doesn't necessarily have the size/power to run through guys, but he always seems to be able to bounce off tacklers and keep moving forward. He certainly isn't the biggest back, but I feel like a ZB scheme could really utilize his strengths.

SenorGato 01-24-2013 06:18 AM

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Originally Posted by thetedginnshow (Post 3255188)
I would say this would be a good year to get a Rookie RB in Fantasy.

I would say that every year.

Lattimore, Michael, and Bernard I guess.

norcalgsr 01-24-2013 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Halsey (Post 3255098)
Is there a RB who will go in the 2nd or 3rd round and go on to be a multi time Pro Bowler? Stepfan Taylor? Johnathan Franklin? Montee? I need to know so I can tell the Falcons.

Are you asking if there are RBs in this draft that have similar running style to Rice and Gore, or just skill set?

Giovani Bernard probably is most similar to Rice. He even says he models himself after Rice: http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-draft/...nard-in-studio

Although, I don't think he has quite the same strength/power.

Stepfan Taylor is the RB most like Gore.

A sleeper that's similar to Rice is Miguel Maysonet. Listed at anywhere between 5'10" - 5'9", but might come in measuring 5'8".

ChiFan24 01-24-2013 09:55 PM

I've always been a Knile man.

Halsey 01-24-2013 10:31 PM

There's clearly not a lot of consensus among fans towards this RB class. I wonder how much consensus there is among teams. Can't wait to see how they look at the combine.

HeavyLeggedWaistBender 01-25-2013 09:55 AM

Zac Stacy, y'all!


But like 4th or 5th round, for some reason.

y.f.s. 01-25-2013 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Halsey (Post 3255098)
Is there a RB who will go in the 2nd or 3rd round and go on to be a multi time Pro Bowler? Stepfan Taylor? Johnathan Franklin? Montee? I need to know so I can tell the Falcons.

That's basically this entire runningback class.

I could buy an argument than Taylor, Franklin, Zac Stacy, Ray Graham, Christine Michael, Robbie Rouse, Dennis Johnson (if he ever stops fumbling) could end up the best back in the class. No dominating AP/TR3 type players, but it's DEEP with potential starters.

gutman54 01-25-2013 11:54 AM

Rex Burkhead.

Just kidding, he's just a bigger Danny Woodhead.


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