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Old 01-03-2014, 03:57 PM    (permalink
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Default Alabama RB's: T.J. Yeldon vs Derrick Henry

Can we see a situation to where Yeldon's stock decline next year due to Henry taking over the starting RB spot?
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Henry is Lacy 2.0

but not mentally ********

Yeldon is a 3rd down back in the NFL imo.
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Yeldon is like Darren McFadden to me. Great athlete with some versatility, but might not be built to take the pounding of an NFL running back.

Derrick Henry is going to be an absolute stud. Built like a linebacker and can really move, can't wait to see what he will do in a bigger role.
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Yeldon is like Darren McFadden to me. Great athlete with some versatility, but might not be built to take the pounding of an NFL running back.
McFadden was an elite athlete with explosiveness out the ass. The problem with Yeldon is that he's a guy who's "pretty good" at everything but really has no elite traits, on top of having an awkward build and a fumbling problem. He's got some speed but he's not a burner, he's got some power but he's not a bruiser...he also doesn't really possess great short area burst and is more of a long-strider who "glides".

He screwed up by not going to Auburn. Henry fits Alabama's "system" much better and Yeldon is going to have to fight his ass off to keep him off the field. His tendency to fumble in big games doesn't help his case either. He's kind of skating on thin-ice going into next season.
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Derrick Henry is going to be the best RB in the history of Alabama's program.

He's the alltime leading rusher in HS football, and he's 6'3/235#/ and allegedly runs in the 4.4 range. They don't make RBs like Henry.

Yeldon is a nice player and I expect him to be a good pro, but Henry is in his own category with very few comparisons.
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Henry will be the best player in football in his Junior year. Perhaps even next year. An absolutely dominant talent. Get your popcorn and enjoy a once in a lifetime player.
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I liked Henry from in that game. runs hard, big back, it seems like it takes him a bit to get going but once he does, he's gone.
Just look at the Sugar Bowl, Henry vastly outperformed Yeldon and it wasn't even close.
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I thought Henry might make an impact even earlier than he did this season. You could tell he was really special just from Youtube videos of him. Alabama might have it's scariest group of RBs yet next year.
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I think you have to love Henry. He is a faster and more shiftier version of Brandon Jacobs. Henry may just be the next 2,000 yard rusher in the NFL. He could probably bust 2,000 easy next year if Bama's backfield wasn't so stacked!

I still think Yeldon is a dynamic back and can have a successful NFL career. IMO he is an every down back and is a poor man's version of Adrian Peterson. He hasn't really added any size yet and that concerns me a little but he still has time to add bulk. He may never add that bulk and if that's the result, he may have a tough time staying healthy at the next level.
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Henry reminds me of Steven Jackson, might have trouble in goalline situations like Jackson has throughout his career.
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Scarbrough > Henry > Drake > Yeldon.
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I see trent Richardson if richardson had the computer numbers to back it up
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