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i just did a very small study on great rbs from the last few years.


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i know it doesn't mean a whole **** of a lot, but i just did a very small study on the recent great running backs in the nfl that either have had a very good career or that are set to do so over the next decade or so.

i used the following backs for my little project:

-ladainian tomlinson

-shaun alexander

-larry johnson

-steven jackson

-ronnie brown

-marion barber iii

-brandon jacobs

-frank gore

-maurice jones-drew

-curtis martin [most recently retired "great" rb]

and what i was trying to find is the ideal height, weight and 40 time for an nfl prospect. i looked up each prospect's height, weight, and combine 40 time, and found the average.

my results were as follows:

height: 5117 [5'11 7/8"]

weight: 224 lbs.

40 time: 4.52s

then, i looked at this year's senior rb prospects. the closest matches to this ideal were...

-jonathan stewart // oregon [just a little bigger than the ideal.]

-andre brown // n.c. state [same as stewart, but .07 seconds slower than ideal]

-herb donaldson // western illinois [near exact match, .07 seconds slower than ideal]

-benjarvus green-ellis // ole miss [near exact match]

-keon lattimore // maryland [close, but a little lighter than the ideal]

-arian foster // tennessee [close match.]

-rodney ferguson // new mexico [again, close match.]

if we're going by conferences, arian foster is the only back in the sec.

i'm not sure what to conclude from this, other than the fact that it just solidifies my opinion of jonathan stewart.

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i know it doesn't mean a whole **** of a lot, but i just did a very small study on the recent great running backs in the nfl that either have had a very good career or that are set to do so over the next decade or so.

i used the following backs for my little project:

-shaun alexander

-larry johnson

-steven jackson

-ronnie brown

-marion barber iii

-brandon jacobs

-frank gore

-maurice jones-drew

-joseph addai

-curtis martin [most recently retired "great" rb]

and what i was trying to find is the ideal height, weight and 40 time for an nfl prospect. i looked up each prospect's height, weight, and combine 40 time, and found the average.

my results were as follows:

height: 5117 [5'11 7/8"]

weight: 224 lbs.

40 time: 4.52s

then, i looked at this year's senior rb prospects. the closest matches to this ideal were...

-jonathan stewart // oregon [just a little bigger than the ideal.]

-andre brown // n.c. state [same as stewart, but .07 seconds slower than ideal]

-herb donaldson // western illinois [near exact match, .07 seconds slower than ideal]

-benjarvus green-ellis // ole miss [near exact match]

-keon lattimore // maryland [close, but a little lighter than the ideal]

-arian foster // tennessee [close match.]

-rodney ferguson // new mexico [again, close match.]

if we're going by conferences, arian foster is the only back in the sec.

i'm not sure what to conclude from this, other than the fact that it just solidifies my opinion of jonathan stewart.

nice job. over the years, i have tried to make note of what makes a good nfl rb. your numbers are pretty close to what i have guessed as ideal physical dimensions.....215-225lbs, less then 6' tall and a 40 less than 4.6. the other two two important requirement would be: a low running style and the ability to sense where a gap will open.

brains do not matter and blazing speed does not play a huge part.

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does anyone remember the last time atlanta actually traded down in the first round?

technically, it was 2006 when we dealt down to denver's pick, but the last time i recall was when we dealt down one spot in 2002, the tj duckett year. kurt kittner was the free player we got for that, so it didn't work out particularly well, although i was thrilled with kittner's selection at the time.

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i know it doesn't mean a whole **** of a lot, but i just did a very small study on the recent great running backs in the nfl that either have had a very good career or that are set to do so over the next decade or so.

i used the following backs for my little project:

-shaun alexander

-larry johnson

-steven jackson

-ronnie brown

-marion barber iii

-brandon jacobs

-frank gore

-maurice jones-drew

-joseph addai

-curtis martin [most recently retired "great" rb]

and what i was trying to find is the ideal height, weight and 40 time for an nfl prospect. i looked up each prospect's height, weight, and combine 40 time, and found the average.

my results were as follows:

height: 5117 [5'11 7/8"]

weight: 224 lbs.

40 time: 4.52s

then, i looked at this year's senior rb prospects. the closest matches to this ideal were...

-jonathan stewart // oregon [just a little bigger than the ideal.]

-andre brown // n.c. state [same as stewart, but .07 seconds slower than ideal]

-herb donaldson // western illinois [near exact match, .07 seconds slower than ideal]

-benjarvus green-ellis // ole miss [near exact match]

-keon lattimore // maryland [close, but a little lighter than the ideal]

-arian foster // tennessee [close match.]

-rodney ferguson // new mexico [again, close match.]

if we're going by conferences, arian foster is the only back in the sec.

i'm not sure what to conclude from this, other than the fact that it just solidifies my opinion of jonathan stewart.

benjarvus is from an sec school. i like him alot too.

what this thoery doesnt take into effect how many with those attributes stink.

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