RB -- Brian Leonard

Discussion in 'College Football Stars' started by Don Wassall, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. a-train

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    Couldn"t believe Mike Mayock said on the live show this morning of the North Practice that Leonard took one on the chin for the team by taking a backseat but he really wants to play TB.Mayock also said he sees Leonard as a TB first but could play FB also.Leonard was smart to drop weight to 224,Mayock commented on this that he heard Leonard compared to Alstott but in his mind he didn:t think so because he said Leonard was more lean muscle and Quicker than Alstott.Because by him losing the weight maybe he will get the chance if not he lost money by not coming out last year.I"am planing on making a trip Friday to Mobile if I get to speak to him I going to tell him to remember what Bettis di when he came out, because he told the scouts that he would not play Fb but wanted to play Rb and look what it did for him.
     
  2. White Mike

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    Watching senior bowl practice Mike Mayock said"I struggled watching tape to find anything I disliked about this kid." and "He will find a home at the next level at either position, and it will be interesting to see how a team decides to use him." The way Mayock said interesting almost sounded like hoped he plays RB. That's white.
     
  3. ocaamikedm11

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    What teams are you guys hoping draft Leonard? The two New York teams are very interested and both are in need of a starting back to carry the load with Martin and Barber both done.How about the Lions? Their offense is very white and Kevin Jones is always hurt, they did draft Staley it wasn't their fault he couldn't stay healthy. Any other teams who might give Leonard a shot?
     
  4. REDNOSE

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    The Giants may be a very good fit for Brian. Tiki is leaving and I believe Coughlin is fair (in terms of NFL coaches) and they already have a battering ram of a fullback to block. But the Lions may be the most interesting pick from our point of view.
     
  5. White Mike

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    mock draft on draftdaddy.com has brian going to the pats in the first round. could you imagine the whitest team in the nfl picking up the only white rb in the league. i could see it now "Patriots win 8 Super Bowls in 10 years."
     
  6. ocaamikedm11

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    but the pats have mauroney and dillon, so it would help us none as he wouldn't get many touches.
     
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    Leonard in the first round? He will be a second rounder at best.
     
  8. REDNOSE

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    Maroney is a good rb but Dillon is a shell of his former self. He's shouldn't be in the league very much longer. Leonard is every bit as good as Maroney and would see the field for the Pats in some form. But the problem is most teams will want him as a fullback or H-back with the occasional carry.
     
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    No. Just no.
     
  10. Leonardfan

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    Dillon might be a cap casualty. Maroney hit a wall this year as well and struggled to make any positve yardage when hit behind the line.
     
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    And he has no chance of improving because this was his rookie year?
     
  12. White Shogun

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    Nice to see you wanting to give a rookie credit. A black rookie.

    But you're dissing Haas on the NFL forum. What's up? Rookies good, rookies bad? Or is it black rookies good, white rookies bad?
     
  13. Guest

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    He did play well and was second in kickoff return average. That is why he is getting credit.

    Not all rookies are good. Some really suck and get cut in camp. It doesn't matter to me what color their skin is, it is what they do on the field. Hass was cut because the Saints didn't consider him a good WR. They had Colston and he impressed them in camp. Maroney also played well in some games, poorly in others.
     
  14. ocaamikedm11

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    At any rate, one of this arguements is sufficient, but I disagree that the Pats would be a good fit. But who knows? Injuries can bite any team...
     
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    I heard scouts talking about the Pats using Brian in 3rd down / short yardage back. Picture Marion Barber in Dallas.
     
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    pics from Senior Bowl:

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  17. whiteCB

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    Great Pics! Also I really cannot see Leonard getting drafted in the 1st Rd because let's face the reality of the situation. Unless Leonard were to run a 4.40 40 yr dash there is no way an NFL team would draft a white RB in the 1st Rd. I don't care who the team/coach is. I can see brian going in the 2nd but that's about it. Could you imagine all the scrutiny a team would come under from the media for taking a "FB" like Leonard in the 1st Rd. I could see ESPN burning people at the stake for making a "mistake" like that.
     
  18. backrow

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    plus he would be labeled a bust before the season even started, and after being scrutinized by media and hated by fans out of the league by his 4th season.
     
  19. White Shogun

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    Why is Gruden pointing at him in that pic? Anyone know? Did he fumble or fail to get a first down or something?

    Is he whiffing a block in the last photo?
     
  20. backrow

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    nah, that's Gruden's happy face. he always looks like that [​IMG]
     
  21. white is right

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    Is it me or does Leonard look light upstairs? His arms look like recievers arms? I know he shed weight but he looks really slim.
     
  22. backrow

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    he sure looks like a runningback [​IMG]

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    Internet snips fromthe internet

    That drive-extending play seemed to settle Smith and the North down. Head Coach Jon Gruden then dialed up some early-game trickery, opting for a reverse to Washington State wide receiver Jason Hill, who ran down the field for a 34-yard gain. Later in the drive, Rutgers running back Brian Leonard converted a fourth-and-one, plunging into the middle of the line for five yards. On the very next play, Hunt ran off right tackle for six yards and a touchdown.

    The South had to punt after Leak took a sack for an 8-yard loss. The North answered with a 38-yard field goal by Mason Crosby of Colorado, who capped a 30-yard drive that included Smith's 13-yard completion to Rutgers' Brian Leonard for a first down on fourth-and-7.
     
  24. Colonel_Reb

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    Brian had at least 3 for 15 on the ground, and the aforementioned 13 yard catch. He blocked most of the time though.
     
  25. jared

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    I'm pretty sure Brian got 5 carries. He was on the field a lot in that game. Tony Hunt only had 8 carries. other than being overlooked for several passes by his QB's, I think he was showcased pretty well by Gruden. I would have loved to see him get the ball out in space more.
     

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