- Jun 30, 2008
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Good stuff. I love what you said about Parker and Douglas, but I do have to respectfully disagree about your analysis of Ajayi as a #2 back. I think that if his knee problems are overblown the kid has all of the ability that you look for in a feature back.
Also, you didn't say much about Jordan Phillips. What're your thoughts on him?
This is a NFL caliber run right here. The vision and quickness needed to hit that hole before it closes is special...I don't think he can but who knows. I see him having a good career as a receiving back. I don't think his running style will be as successful in pros.
This is a NFL caliber run right here. The vision and quickness needed to hit that hole before it closes is special...
Yea but it's been proven Jeff Ireland valued the wrong traits in players.No offense but you can find a highlight or even a few highlights of any back. I hurt don't think he will be as good a runner as a full time back in nfl.I could pull up Danielle thomas videos from college that would make him look like he would be a good back at this level.
I don't doubt his passion just his ability to do it full time.Yea but it's been proven Jeff Ireland valued the wrong traits in players.
You never got the sense that Daniel Thomas wanted to be great and it's obvious he didn't due to the fact that he would show up late to meetings.
Listening to Jay Ajayi speak it becomes abundantly clear he has a true passion for the game of football. He talks about wanting to perfect his craft and needing to put in the extra work to prove his worth to his teammates.
Subtle signs like that are what you look for to determine if a guy is willing to do whatever it takes to be good.
With him I don't believe it's just lip service.
Lynch averaged a full yard more per carry than jayAjayi size, running characteristics and running/receiving statistics compare to Marshawn Lynch coming out of college. If he does not get injured I would say Ajayi is a starting caliber back. Now we will have two of them.
So what exactly is it about Ajayi that you think doesn't translate to the NFL?