It is not very often that you see a College Football Player and you say wow this kid will be awesome in the NFL and this kid will be more than Awesome for any team that drafts him indeed. What is usually said is that it takes time to see if the Drafted players will turn out to be Great like for an example take a look at D. Booker I believe D Booker will be a Great Running Back for us ie Denver however as you could see his rookie year he appeared to be overwhelmed at times however near the end of the season he was gaining momentum and I think that D.Booker now gets it what needs to be done to be successful in a NFL Season and I do expect D.Booker to have a much better 2nd year however as we all saw D.Booker struggled his rookie year as most do however I can see CMAC coming in automatically making great things happen like picking up a 1st down moving the chains. I do not see the Rookie Wall hitting CMAC.
What skill significantly separates Kamara from Booker? Good talented players, solid RBs. Similar size/speed/strengths
But what does Kamara "add" to the RB position and team?
I just don't like the idea of spending such a high pick on a player who will not make a big impact. I just don't see what CMAC brings as beneficial as someone like Foster. We could come back in the 2nd and take Kamara who is similar to CMAC IMO.
I've watched 3 or 4 different highlight reels and several game-tape highlights of Kamara. Nothing jumps off the screen. Even in his highlight reels, there is nothing particularly impressive.
Fournette, as an example, runs so tough. For how big he is, it's insane how he moves. He jukes people out of their shoes. He's very impressive.
Joe Mixon is extremely explosive and a very tough runner. Good vision. Cut backs. He is impressive.
OSU's Chris Carson is an impressive runner. Highlight reels show his incredible patience and vision.
Joe Williams is interesting. Also impressive tape, but his commitment to football is in question.
Out of every running back I've watched tape on, Kamara is one of the least impressive I've seen. I understand he has some versatility based on being able to line up wide, in the slot, etc., but his actual runs are nothing special from what I've seen. One of the reasons I've watched more tape on him than others is because Big Al on 1043 kept saying how much he liked him. I just don't see it.
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During receiving drills, it was clear that Christian stood out above everyone else.
But, then you go to the other numbers and the only thing he had better than Christian was bench press. So, I guess I'm just confused at how you would view him as performing better than Cmac at the combine.
However, that's not me debating them as players, because I think the combine is very overrated in its value.
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Beyond comparing the physical attributes there is the mental attributes. Some of the football colleges in the South draft for football attributes, in Stanford you better have both physical and mental. I live in the South so I see it first hand. Some of these players had a really tough life and this is their way out. In Christian's case he most likely has had a charmed life, thus he got to this point because he wanted it and it is more impressive because he didn't need it like so many others.
Last year when we drafted Booker some were saying that he would bring an immediate impact to the team only because RBs is the "easiest" position on the team to learn. I argued it takes about 3 years for most RBs to get their timing & playbook down as well as for the game to slow down. IMO, Booker deserves another year before he is judged, his first year was underwhelming. Rarely do RBs have really good rookie years, a good o-line would have no doubt helped too.
As far as Kamra, not sure if this trait translated to anything on the football field, but I saw this on a show called Sports Science.
Ties record for the highest Max Vertical at 45 inches, this ties the NBA combine players that were tested too.
With a test made specifically for RBs where at the end they hurl over a cross bar (like an endzone leap) he beat the record set by Adrian Peterson who set the record of 6ft which stood for 5 years. Alvin cleared the bar set at 6ft 1/4 inch by 7 inches!
Height and weight is in the zone of the best backs to play the game
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Cook is better than McCaffrey purely as a runner, but there are other factors involved. Cook has fumble issues and multiple off-the-field issues. McCaffrey is a clean prospect with great work ethic. You know what you're getting with McCaffrey. Cook? You can't tell if he will stay out of trouble. These things matter when it's time to put the name on the card and put your job on the line for it. Usually, the clean prospects rise during the draft process and the prospects with "character issues" fall. That would help explain if somehow McCaffrey gets drafted ahead of Cook.
I'm not saying anything about Kamara, because I don't know much about him, just responding to the notion that him playing in the SEC makes him a better RB. And taking it further, of the top 5 RBs (by yards) in the NFL last year, not one played in the SEC, 3 played in the Big 10, one in the Big 12, and one in the Mountain West. And taking it further, not a single one of the top 10 backs played in the SEC. It's not until Mark Ingram at 11th that we find our first SEC running back. Playing in the SEC doesn't matter, there are 2 Boise State RBs in the top 10, who did they play against?
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