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    Who cares how tall a RB is?

    Deangelo reminds me a lot of Clinton Portis. Not big but and excellent cutback runner, who has a very natural running style, uses his blockers well.


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    "ItalianStallion" wrote:
    Who cares how tall a RB is?

    Deangelo reminds me a lot of Clinton Portis. Not big but and excellent cutback runner, who has a very natural running style, uses his blockers well.
    I care. 5'6" is too small for a featured running back. Big difference between 5'8" and 5'6". I would prefer 5'10" or more, but a number of guys have done well in the NFL at 5'8". At 5'6", that leaves you with Darren Sproles. Not saying there isn't a place for a vertically challenged RB, just don't see it as a featured back. Too many things are more difficult for them. I don't think this guy is that short, sure doesn't look it on the limited film I've seen on him. Height matters, even at running back.

    Warrick Dunn is listed at 5'9"(although I don't know if I believe it) and most people think he is tiny. Clinton Portis is listed as 5'11" on NFL.com.

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    "ItalianStallion" wrote:
    Who cares how tall a RB is?

    Deangelo reminds me a lot of Clinton Portis. Not big but and excellent cutback runner, who has a very natural running style, uses his blockers well.
    I care. 5'6" is too small for a featured running back. Big difference between 5'8" and 5'6". I would prefer 5'10" or more, but a number of guys have done well in the NFL at 5'8". At 5'6", that leaves you with Darren Sproles. Not saying there isn't a place for a vertically challenged RB, just don't see it as a featured back. Too many things are more difficult for them. I don't think this guy is that short, sure doesn't look it on the limited film I've seen on him. Height matters, even at running back.

    Warrick Dunn is listed at 5'9"(although I don't know if I believe it) and most people think he is tiny. Clinton Portis is listed as 5'11" on NFL.com.

    Being tall doesn't have much to do with being a good back.. Actaully being smaller can benifit you..

    Harder to get a solid tackle on a smaller guy..

    Emmitt Smith- 5'9
    Barry Sanders- 5'8
    Warrick Dunn- 5'9
    Deangelo- I see 5'6-5'10 on a few sites.. Either way who cares?

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    "Vikez4Lyfe" wrote:
    "tastywaves" wrote:
    "ItalianStallion" wrote:
    Who cares how tall a RB is?

    Deangelo reminds me a lot of Clinton Portis. Not big but and excellent cutback runner, who has a very natural running style, uses his blockers well.
    I care. 5'6" is too small for a featured running back. Big difference between 5'8" and 5'6". I would prefer 5'10" or more, but a number of guys have done well in the NFL at 5'8". At 5'6", that leaves you with Darren Sproles. Not saying there isn't a place for a vertically challenged RB, just don't see it as a featured back. Too many things are more difficult for them. I don't think this guy is that short, sure doesn't look it on the limited film I've seen on him. Height matters, even at running back.

    Warrick Dunn is listed at 5'9"(although I don't know if I believe it) and most people think he is tiny. Clinton Portis is listed as 5'11" on NFL.com.

    Being tall doesn't have much to do with being a good back.. Actaully being smaller can benifit you..

    Harder to get a solid tackle on a smaller guy..

    Emmitt Smith- 5'9
    Barry Sanders- 5'8
    Warrick Dunn- 5'9
    Deangelo- I see 5'6-5'10 on a few sites.. Either way who cares?
    I agree to a point there's a benefit to being small (easier to change directions, nobody can find you in a pile, doeesn't hurt when you fall because your already on the ground....), but there's a point where you become too small.

    Those dudes you put in you're post are the guys I was referring to when I said a number of 5'8 backs have done really well in the NFL. Note: none of these guys were 5'6.

    I'm pretty sure Williams is 5'8"+, so not a big concern for me. However, if this dude really was 5'6, you wouldn't see him going first round. Its just too small to gamble on a first round pick if your looking for him to be an effective every down back (this includes things besides running). If you want to be a 3 down back, among other things, you need to be able to block, thats a tall task to ask for someone who's looking up at a DE's nuts. If you actually saw a 5'6 back suit up in the NFL, you might change your opinion (see Darren Sproles). Thats like putting a 5'10 guy in at QB, yes Flutie proved you could still be effective, but no way I gamble my first round pick on him.

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    If we don't sign a big name runningback...this would be the way to go: http://www.condraft.com/mock.php?r=1

    If we sign a big name runningback....this would be the way to go: http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14044&highlight=

    Either way would be awesome!

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    I doubt Williams will fall that far but yes if he does get him. The closest thing to Sanders I have seen to date.
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    There's NO WAY Eslinger falls that far either...
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