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Another Solid Later Round RB Prospect

TC : 2/22/2021 3:01 pm
Oregon State RB Jermar Jefferson has an injury history. Many/most college RB's do. Bradshaw did (Along with swiping some other kid's Play Station, if I recall.) Some don't; I don't remember Barkley being injured in school. Of course everyone wants that bullet proof RB that's guaranteed. But the point is there aren't any guaranties as to whether injuries, or a lack thereof, will assure an ability or inability to contribute on an NFL roster.

Jefferson might be a 3rd round pick, but his history will likely drop him to later in the draft. Despite that history, if he can pass the physical, I like him later in the draft as a potential solid RB prospect. Tough nosed, talented, and productive when he's played, with a 6.5 yard average in 2020.

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Bradshaw's and Barkley's college injury history  
k2tampa : 2/22/2021 4:34 pm : link
In college Bradshaw missed two games as a freshman after spraining his ankle near the end of the game with Ohio State. He played every game his last two years.
Barkley also missed two games as a freshman, then played every game his last two years.
Is it just me...  
Johnny5 : 2/22/2021 5:12 pm : link
.. or does he have an odd running style? Not bad mind you, just, something odd about the way he runs to my eyes.
Agree he is an interesting prospect.  
81_Great_Dane : 2/23/2021 12:45 am : link
Unfortunately I don't think the Giants are going to be able to draft him unless they trade down and get more picks. Even DG agrees they need playmakers, and everybody seems to think that means "big receivers." With all the other needs on the team, I don't think he's going to be at the top of the Giants' board at any point.

I wish that reel had more of him as a pass catcher. And none of these reels show blitz pickups or chipping.
RE: Bradshaw's and Barkley's college injury history  
TC : 2/23/2021 10:50 am : link
In comment 15158873 k2tampa said:
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In college Bradshaw missed two games as a freshman after spraining his ankle near the end of the game with Ohio State. He played every game his last two years.
Barkley also missed two games as a freshman, then played every game his last two years.

Obviously, I've been misinformed. I had read his chronic foot problems went back to his school playing days.
RE: Is it just me...  
TC : 2/23/2021 10:50 am : link
In comment 15158925 Johnny5 said:
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.. or does he have an odd running style? Not bad mind you, just, something odd about the way he runs to my eyes.

I think you're right, it looks like he's got a hitch in stride.
RE: Agree he is an interesting prospect.  
TC : 2/23/2021 11:01 am : link
In comment 15159140 81_Great_Dane said:
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Unfortunately I don't think the Giants are going to be able to draft him unless they trade down and get more picks. Even DG agrees they need playmakers, and everybody seems to think that means "big receivers." With all the other needs on the team, I don't think he's going to be at the top of the Giants' board at any point.

I wish that reel had more of him as a pass catcher. And none of these reels show blitz pickups or chipping.

He's just one of several prospects who looks as if he might stick on a roster for a while. If drafted, I see him late in draft, or very likely an UDFA. If the Giants liked him, they wouldn't have fork over a high pick. I'm looking for role players, not another "Hand of God."

But there are other RB's I like better as role players. If the Giants were willing to spend a 4th or 5th, my wish list has Rhamondre Stevenson on it, unless the Giants see a player at a different position of need that is an incredible value. And there are other guys who should go after Stevenson who also are likely to be useful.


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