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 Post subject: Nowl Devine and some of college's speed backs who are they
PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:52 am 
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Who are some of the best speed backs in college this year that might come out for the draft? I noticed Noel Devine is a senior kind of small but has speed. He's only about 180 then again is 5 ft 8 so he isn't to skinny. What round will Devine probably go in? I think the Falcon's will use either a 1,2,3 on a back in April's draft and it might be nice to know who some of the possibilities are.

Can Devine field punts and kickoffs and if so how good is he?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:11 am 
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Devine is a great kickoff returner. He's Dunn-esque, although after watching him in the Marshall game, I'm thinking he's more a 3rd/4th round pick because he's more like a Dexter McCluster than a C.J. Spiller. Some other players:

Shane Vereen (Cal)
Derrick Locke (kentucky)
Jacquizz Rodgers (Oregon St.)
Victor Anderson (Louisville)

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Pudge wrote:
Devine is a great kickoff returner. He's Dunn-esque, although after watching him in the Marshall game, I'm thinking he's more a 3rd/4th round pick because he's more like a Dexter McCluster than a C.J. Spiller. Some other players:

Shane Vereen (Cal)
Derrick Locke (kentucky)
Jacquizz Rodgers (Oregon St.)
Victor Anderson (Louisville)


Mcluster is exactly the type of player we need.Wish we had him but KC made a very good move getting him. Jamal Charles was taken in the 3rd round I believe another steal. If Devine lasted till the 3rd or 4th and is worth it take him. The Falcon's badly need a change of pace back for those defenses we faced like the Steelers although even Chris Johnson didn't do well yesterday.

The more looks you can give a defense the better. I was aware of Locke doesn't seem to have great stats despite his speed. The other players will have to keep an eye on.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:06 pm 
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Again, don't want to get into need, but I'm not sure we need that right now.

Depending on how Turner and Snelling finish the season, I would argue that getting a power back is a much bigger need than a speed back to push/replace Norwood.

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Again, don't want to get into need, but I'm not sure we need that right now.

Depending on how Turner and Snelling finish the season, I would argue that getting a power back is a much bigger need than a speed back to push/replace Norwood.


OK will wait and have our chat about need later then.

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It's just too early in the year to think need. 2 weeks into last year, Mike Peterson was playing great, and Peria Jerry had not gotten hurt, and Chris Houston had just made a game-winning INT which many thought could have been him turning a corner. You could have guessed, but it would have been a complete shot in the dark that our three biggest additions the following off-season would have been at CB, OLB, and DT.

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