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2015 RB-s Prospect Grades (FINAL)

Date:
April 24, 2015

A few additional notes about our RB-s ranking board:

 -- I didn't think I'd like Tevin Coleman as much as I did. I'm biased against RBs under 210-pounds...as overall, all-around useful RBs. I worry Coleman could fall short as well. His speed came in better than expected, and we can only project the rest of his Pro Day/Combine-type measurables because he hasn't recorded anything but the 40-time and bench press on record. His tape is terrific--much better than Melvin Gordon's.

Coleman is an encouraging, but consider him with a 'soft' passing grade based on the fact that not all information we want is available.

-- It's not that we don't like Melvin Gordon, but I'm in no way sold that he is a star. His measurables/speed-agility times do not warrant it. Wisconsin RBs have been overheated in college to the pros, and most all decent RBs crushed the Big-Ten last year. He's not close to being as talented as Todd Gurley.

-- Ameer Abdullah could be a Darren Sproles-type star in the NFL, but he will not be a 250+ carry a season, workhorse on purpose RB in the NFL...not for long.

-- A healthy Malcom Agnew is a 'sleeper' for the NFL--a guy who could walk in and produce immediately. Very polished, son a former NFL quality player and now coach (Ray Agnew). 

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A few additional notes about our RB-s ranking board:

 -- I didn't think I'd like Tevin Coleman as much as I did. I'm biased against RBs under 210-pounds...as overall, all-around useful RBs. I worry Coleman could fall short as well. His speed came in better than expected, and we can only project the rest of his Pro Day/Combine-type measurables because he hasn't recorded anything but the 40-time and bench press on record. His tape is terrific--much better than Melvin Gordon's.

Coleman is an encouraging, but consider him with a 'soft' passing grade based on the fact that not all information we want is available.

-- It's not that we don't like Melvin Gordon, but I'm in no way sold that he is a star. His measurables/speed-agility times do not warrant it. Wisconsin RBs have been overheated in college to the pros, and most all decent RBs crushed the Big-Ten last year. He's not close to being as talented as Todd Gurley.

-- Ameer Abdullah could be a Darren Sproles-type star in the NFL, but he will not be a 250+ carry a season, workhorse on purpose RB in the NFL...not for long.

-- A healthy Malcom Agnew is a 'sleeper' for the NFL--a guy who could walk in and produce immediately. Very polished, son a former NFL quality player and now coach (Ray Agnew). 

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About R.C. Fischer

R.C. Fischer is an NFL Draft analyst for College Football Metrics, and a football projections analyst and writer for Fantasy Football Metrics. 

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