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Old 05-01-2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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I'm intrigued with what I've read about this RB from Cal that Denver signed as a UDFA. For starters, his physical measurables are interesting enough to warrant a long look in camp if he shows anything. This is a 5'8" 228 pound bowling ball who clocked a pedestrian 4.6 at the combine but later ran 4.49 and 4.52 for scouts at Cal's pro day. He also notched the 3rd fastest short shuttle time at the combine (4.41) and put up 17 bench reps...but enough of that, his situation and the improvement trajectory are what interests me, as well as the You Tube video of him running with moves and power and a low center of gravity that makes him look like a poor man's MJD bouncing off tacklers.

This guy was a star high school option QB in California who didn't switch to RB till his senior year when he went for 1624 on the ground and 23 scores. He was California's 2nd leading prep rusher with over 4,000 yards in HS but probably got overlooked since he only played 1 year at RB and so he wound up going the JUCO route and went to Laney College, where he went for 6.1 and 7.5 ypc in two seasons respectively and piled up 1644 yards rushing his sophmore year, nearly a 1000 yards more than his first season. At Cal he split time with another RB so didn't carry the ball much but the ypc numbers are impressive, a 5.73 ypc overall and 6.2 ypc his senior season. For a power back running between the tackles those are eye popping numbers. It looks like he caught a few balls too and scored on some long runs.

Looking at his numbers, for a guy who only started playing RB his senior year in HS, he jumped dramatically both at Laney College and at Cal in his second season. With McGahee getting long in the tooth and both he and Moreno's health in question I hope this kid gets a good long look. He looks like he's got the kind of power to move the pile and enough swerve to make people miss as well.

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Old 05-01-2013, 10:13 PM   #2
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Chedk the YouTube video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhF120vxzDU

I'm intrigued with what I've read about this RB from Cal that Denver signed as a UDFA. For starters, his physical measurables are interesting enough to warrant a long look in camp if he shows anything. This is a 5'8" 228 pound bowling ball who clocked a pedestrian 4.6 at the combine but later ran 4.49 and 4.52 for scouts at Cal's pro day. He also notched the 3rd fastest short shuttle time at the combine (4.41) and put up 17 bench reps...but enough of that, his situation and the improvement trajectory are what interests me, as well as the You Tube video of him running with moves and power and a low center of gravity that makes him look like a poor man's MJD bouncing off tacklers.

This guy was a star high school option QB in California who didn't switch to RB till his senior year when he went for 1624 on the ground and 23 scores. He was California's 2nd leading prep rusher with over 4,000 yards in HS but probably got overlooked since he only played 1 year at RB and so he wound up going the JUCO route and went to Laney College, where he went for 6.1 and 7.5 ypc in two seasons respectively and piled up 1644 yards rushing his sophmore year, nearly a 1000 yards more than his first season. At Cal he split time with another RB so didn't carry the ball much but the ypc numbers are impressive, a 5.73 ypc overall and 6.2 ypc his senior season. For a power back running between the tackles those are eye popping numbers. It looks like he caught a few balls too and scored on some long runs.

Looking at his numbers, for a guy who only started playing RB his senior year in HS, he jumped dramatically both at Laney College and at Cal in his second season. With McGahee getting long in the tooth and both he and Moreno's health in question I hope this kid gets a good long look. He looks like he's got the kind of power to move the pile and enough swerve to make people miss as well.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:34 PM   #3
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Idk man. Watching him is like watching lance ball. Stocky little guy without very much explosiveness or elusiveness. I would have preferred ray graham out of the crop of rb udfa's
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:21 PM   #4
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First order of business, he MUST learn not to swing that Football around like a purse dangling off his forearm. His looks like a strip fumble waiting to happen in the NFL on a llot of those runs. That however is coachable but he's gotta get that right asap if he plans on hanging around beyond mid August.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:24 PM   #5
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Dude runs just like Quentin Griffin...he has a shot but carries too high through the line. This guy is going to get his bell rung running that high. I like the consistent performance but getting caught from behind will be just frustrating on film.
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ahhh, the annual Mike Bell award to the UDFA RB who people expect to be an all pro.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:49 AM   #7
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I don't see much from Anderson that makes me think he's anything more than camp fodder. Doesn't have much burst or have great vision to make up for a lack of athleticism. Maybe if he adds 15 pounds he can be our token FB, but I don't think his ceiling is very high at the RB position.
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Dude runs just like Quentin Griffin...he has a shot but carries too high through the line. This guy is going to get his bell rung running that high. I like the consistent performance but getting caught from behind will be just frustrating on film.
Q was a scat back, this guy is a pinball.
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Idk man. Watching him is like watching lance ball. Stocky little guy without very much explosiveness or elusiveness. I would have preferred ray graham out of the crop of rb udfa's
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Short people are always overlooked......
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Dude looks slow as hell running straight up
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he's a one cut and go back so that fits the mold they seem to want in their RB's.
i just don't like the things he does on film. carrying the ball like a it's a no big deal, he cuts well but doesn't explode through the line, he doesn't seems to be able to make guys miss on a consistent basis and seems overly stiff even though his combine and pro day results show him to be better than that.
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The guy won't get caught from behind ... he's our 3rd and 1, or goal line back, running behind Vasquez with a blocking FB.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:15 AM   #16
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He'll get his chance to prove himself in TC. If he does, he'll be a PS candidate, if not, he will be gone. It's up to him, and that simple.
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I hope pick up one of the Skins RB cast offs.
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I think he has great vision.
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ahhh, the annual Mike Bell award to the UDFA RB who people expect to be an all pro.
I vote to rename the award, to the Selvin Young Award. (The offseason where he, along with alot of people online thought could crack 2000 yards)
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The guy won't get caught from behind ... he's our 3rd and 1, or goal line back, running behind Vasquez with a blocking FB.
Denver just drafted the NCAA Division I FBS record holder for most career touchdowns in Montee Ball....I wouldn't look for C.J. Anderson to be the goal line ball carrier, if he ends up making the team.
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I'm not seeing it....I mean maybe a 3rd string/special teams guy
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ahhh, the annual Mike Bell award to the UDFA RB who people expect to be an all pro.
Mike Bell didn't do too poorly for himself. Played 5 years in the league, and won a Super Bowl ring during his time as a Saint. Not an All-Pro, but I'm not going to sneer at walking away with a ring.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:46 PM   #23
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I don't see anything special with this guy, and that's saying something considering the video is highlights only. He might be better than Lance Ball, but that isn't really saying anything.
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The guy won't get caught from behind ... he's our 3rd and 1, or goal line back, running behind Vasquez with a blocking FB.
Did you miss the draft or something?
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:52 PM   #25
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ahhh, the annual Mike Bell award to the UDFA RB who people expect to be an all pro.
No ****.....just like we still have clowns on here slobbering all over Jeremiah Johnson's nuts despite the fact he can't even get off the practice squad.
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