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- Jan 7, 2004
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I have copied this from the 'Ask Boomer' thread. I think it is very relevent, and deserved a new thread.Boomer said:Well Carnell has the best vision and the best ability to create, arguably of ANY back in the draft. You watch him play and at times you are just blown away. I remember seeing him against Alabama last year (2003/4 season) for the first time since 2002/3 and seeing him take the first snap off RT, turn up field like lightning with incredible body lean and just blow down the field 80 yards for 6. There are increasing rumours that Brown might be falling, that Saban's smokescreen is for Benson, the guy he really covets and the guy that the Bears really covet as well. Remember, Saban got up and walked off when Benson declared he wasn't running at Indy and didn't stick around for Brown. The Bears are so worried that Benson will go at 2 that they have flown AGAIN to Auburn to meet and re-work out Carnell Williams with Lovie Smith, Jerry Angelo and Ron Turner all going. This is significant. This to me indicates that the Bears are very aware that Saban is targeting Cedric Benson and fear that he will be off the rack by pick number 4. This is the contingency.
Brown is too big and powerful to be a Westbrook. He has good skills - great skills - but could be a bit straight ahead for Nick. Who knows. This Benson stuff could be a double bluff!! :D
I am not suprised that rumours such as this are flying about. Following the combine, Brown wowed everyone and shot up draft boards. It is of no suprise to hear the Ronnie may be falling a bit because he is a 'clumsy' straight ahead runner. I believe that he has some moves, but he has poor vision and, quoting an NFL scout from an article I read yesterday, 'may run into the back of blockers from time to time'. I still hope that we draft him.
I am suprised by the Benson talk though. I've seen him go as low as #14 in some mocks recently... who knows, maybe we could trade down with the Bears?