Discussion in 'NFL Draft Forum' started by ANUFan, Jan 7, 2013.
Geez! The guy has A.Peterson tough running in him.
Lacey is a beast...
It would be nice to have some aggression like that from one of our RBs. I suppose thats what D.Thomas was suppose to bring! Oh, well.......
Wait for Yeldon.
I'm off the Eifert bandwagon and on the Milliner one.
For all those that want DT off the team, this would be a viable replacement. Lacy and Miller would be "Thunder and Lightning".
Man this Bama team is freaking loaded..
Now thats a freaking backfield!
I've always liked Lacy, but never really watched him closely b/c our need for RB is not as pressing as the other positions. But watching him closely tonight i'm amazed at how quick his feet are for a big man and he hits the hole fast! Oh, and that spin move? Just sick. I'd take him this year and if Reggie doesn't re-sign for some reason of the coaches give up on Thomas.
I knew he ran with power, but his quickness and quick feet as you've mention has been shocking!
Love him, we dont really need a rb though unless we let Bush walk.
Still need a RB at some point, even if we do resign Bush. Thomas blows, Miller is still a relative unknown quantity (shown flashes, but that's it), and Bush is unbelievably inconsistent and a complete non-factor in a game as soon as he stubs his toe. Luckily, it's an easy position for any average GM to fill.
Looks much better than Ingram and Richardson. Runs with anger, agility, power, and balance. Kid looks like a stud.
if only we had an average GM
Kid doesn't go down at first contact!
Uh, I seem to remember Bush hobbling off the field against Buffalo in the first quarter and missing a few plays, replaced by Miller. He returned to score three touchdowns, including one of the plays of the year, adjusting to the nice lob from Tannehill.
I like that RB too but I doubt we'll take a RB at 12 or at any point in the first round in case we move down. I like Miller but I think Bush will be gone and Thomas can't stay healthy so we might need a RB. It is tempting. I also like the TE from Notre Dame but 12 is too high for him. I could see us trading down and getting an extra 2 or 3....a lot depends on what we do in free agency and who's on the board. If Werner is there at 12 it'd hard to pass on him.
Lacey likely with his performance last night has put himself at the bottom of the 1st round! My thinking is we don't really have a "power back" Miller and Bush are the same kinda back, I wont even try and define what D.Thomas is suppose to be. I agree 12 is wayyy to high, but in the event we do trade down say 20-27? or if he's available(which i doubt) in the 2nd round as a competent GM you gotta pull the trigger.
If we move down into the late 20's and he's still there it'd be hard to pass on him depending on who else is there and what we did on free agency before the draft. You'd also have to consider that if we move down from 12 to the late 20's(does that sound familiar?)we'd have 3 picks in round 2. After the debacle of trading away the chance to take Earl Thomas or JJP and ending up with Odrick and Misi, I'm not sure Ireland would do that again. I do see us posinly moving down to the late teens or very early 20's where Lacy would still be posible or even Eifert(sp?).
Yeah...agreed! Personally, I'm willing to let Bush go and feel more than comfortable that Miller can bring some flash element. Now were I lose confidence is in D.Thomas serving as the "lightning component."Personally I've never seen a guy at his size run with so little power? How many times has he broken the 1st tackle? Punished the tackler? Got completely stood up? How many times has a safety(cough cough Arizona game) ran him over in blitz pick up?
Thus, I say if by some miracle he's still there at the top of the 2nd round trade up and get him. IMO, with Lacey and Miller our backfield will be set for the next 3-5 years!
Im not trading up for lacy. I like the guy and he adds that power td element to our redzone game. Hes certainly improved to at worst a 2nd rounder, and if he was there, youd have to consider. But why not stand pat and get leveon bell for the thunder and adress another need where you would have taken lacy.
Just cant see taking a rb before our 3b pick....
He is a stud!
Before last night the only RB I was interested in moving up for was Gio Bernard, who I really think is worth a mid-1st (huge fan of his). But geeze Lacy can tote the rock and he doesn't have the injury history that Richardson had. Early 2nd, maybe late 1.
Better than Trent Richardson?! Easy tiger... Go back and look at Trent Richardson's game tape.
How quickly we forget as soon as 1 year passes.
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Also, Lacy hasn't decided if he is coming out yet...
He's hasn't shown he's as good as trent cmon get real (sorry wvdolphin) but that doesn't mean he could have a better rookie season or possibly better durability/endurance which is HUGE when drafting a QB. Trent wasn't worth a 5th pick tho and the browns are seeing his injuries already pile up in his first half glass empty season.
"COULD" have a better rookie season... So "could" have Alfred Morris out of FAU. Trent was/is the closest thing to a complete workhorse back in a long time. The injury bug finally caught him, we was playing on a ****ty offense, and also played with 3 broken ribs.
I notice alot of people are suddenly wanting these guys from Alabama. Just beware of the Vince Young effect.
In other words, studs in championship teams, particularly Alabama who are studly up and down the roster, suddenly do not look as good at the next level where you are relying on more unkowns and different setting.
Lacey is going to be a great back. Doubt we will be in a position to draft him if we trade down because 12 is to high. He will be a first rounder though.
He is a beast but we have more important needs.
If he made it to our pick in the second round, we would have to consider it. It all depends on how things go in round 1 and FA. He is a stud!
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lacy looked awesome with awesome sauce in that nat champ game...best looking feet i've seen from him all year...most burst also...those stutter steps stop and go stuff had backers diving for air all over the place...realy helped himself...
if that's what you get when he's not nursing turf toe or whatever and fully healthy you'd have to be darn happy...really helped himself with a great game tape
Lacey was simply stunning the other night, but I think he's for another team. We just can't go so high on a RB with other, bigger holes to fill. I would be very happy if we picked up small-schooler Miguel Maysonet in the mid-rounds though. That kid has stud written all over him.
If Lacey is BPA on the Dolphins board when they pick, they take him.
Did you just say "Awesome w/ awesome sauce"?! - He must be pretty good...
I'd be happy with Lacey in the third round.
This would be true if Daniel Thomas was not an injury prone busterino.
Also I will be stunned if Bush returns.
Every running back coming out of Alabama has looked great in college running behind that O-line and have been a bit underwhelming at the NFL level (Ingram, Richardson)
There were many on this site salivating over Ingram a few yrs ago and wanted him instead of Pouncey.
Richardson in Cleveland has been solid (when healthy), but he didn't have the impact I expected.
True, but that's not a slight on Alabama RBs imo, so much as proof that taking them at the top of the first round is a very poor value decision.
I'd love me some Lacey especially if he goes in the 2nd like he is projected. This kid would instantly solidify the Miami backfield and make Thomas completely expendable.
wholeheartedly agree. All of them are good backs, but not a good value for the Phins IMO
So would every GM in the NFL
but he wont last that long
Lacy or Montee Ball would be sweet in the backfield.....I think Reggie has his moments but we need a guy who can run all day long if need be.
I hear hes goin to the draft, is he?? if he is what round do they project him to go???