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SpikeSpiegel (1/2/2008)
2 guys who have really showed up for their bowl games...and they are seniors!

Tony Temple #22 Missouri

Cotton Bowl:

24 Attempts

281 Yrds

4 TDS!!

Adrian Arrington #16 Michigan

Capital One Bowl:

9 Receptions

153 Yards

2 TDS

For one....we dont need another WR....we have bigger problems to fill....White and Robinson are a good pair....

As for running back....i was thinkin the same thing....save our first for Long and grab this kid lower in the draft

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Tony Temple suffers from the same thing Mike Hart/Ray Rice do: he is small and has only average speed. Not many guys 5'9 and shorter make it in the NFL, unless they run at least in the 4.4 range.

According to NFL Draft Scout he is the 39th rated RB in this years class, so he should be an undrafted FA if that is correct.

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SpikeSpiegel (1/2/2008)
2 guys who have really showed up for their bowl games...and they are seniors!

Tony Temple #22 Missouri

Cotton Bowl:

24 Attempts

281 Yrds

4 TDS!!

Nobody is talking about this guy as a Day 1 pick because of his size & his inconsistent play. He's listed at 5'9" which is a little shorter than you would like. And, if that's a stretch, like most college measurements, then he's going to be really short.

His play, prior to Arkansas, was very inconsistent. When playing solid bowl worthy teams, he was averaging just over 2 ypc.

Illinois 1.9 ypc

Nebraska -0.7 ypc (yes that is a negative average)

Colorado 2.7 ypc

Oklahoma 2.0 ypc

His most impressive game against a quality team was against Kansas when he gained 98 yards on 22 carries (4.5 ypc).

It took his monster game against Arkansas to finally break 1000 yards on the season.

He's a day 2 pick that might become a decent backup IMO.

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So where was Tony Temple the rest of the year?

He wasn't touch for 80% of those yards, not because of the blazing speed and elusive moves but because the OL was opening holes wide enough for a tractor trailer. You could have put a Div III RB behind that OL and they would have ran for 200+ yards.

Temple would probably be a 2nd day drat choice or a FA.

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JRob215 (1/3/2008)
Tony Temple suffers from the same thing Mike Hart/Ray Rice do: he is small and has only average speed. Not many guys 5'9 and shorter make it in the NFL, unless they run at least in the 4.4 range.

According to NFL Draft Scout he is the 39th rated RB in this years class, so he should be an undrafted FA if that is correct.

Emmitt Smith

Chester Taylor

Travis Henry

...but yeah, Temple will go undrafted no doubt. A lot of good college RB's dont get drafted every year and then go on to do nothing as UDFA.

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