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 Post subject: Re: Possible Steelers #1 draft pick in 2018?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:31 pm 
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Jeemie wrote:
Come on...Barkley only ran for 44 yards because the Buckeyes’ defense flat-out dominated the Lions’ OL.

Penn State’s OL has actually been a weakness all year...OSU was the first defense that could exploit that weakness.

When the starting LT went out, it got worse.


Like many NFL scouts, I didn't even watch the game. I just saw the stats. If he has an excuse because of the OL, so be it. Maybe the scouts will figure that out -- maybe they won't.

Anyway, that's all beside the point. The point I was making is this -- someone said Barkley is a sure fire NFL success, the next LT.

I say, there is NO "sure thing" when it comes to RBs translating to success in the NFL.

I pointed out 2 examples from the modern NFL from PSU: Ki-Jana Carter (1st overall Draft Pick) and Blair Thomas (2nd overall draft pick).

Coming out of PSU, both of those guys were "sure fire" NFL successes -- expectations which were reflected in their incredibly high draft positions.

They both failed spectacularly.

Barkley may indeed be the "next LT," but given PSU's history at the RB position, I wouldn't bet too much on that proposition.


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 Post subject: Re: Possible Steelers #1 draft pick in 2018?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:40 am 
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Barkley's numbers since the OSU game (21 carries/ 41 yards):

14 carries -63 yards against MSU
14 carries - 35 yards against Rutgers

definitely not LT type numbers


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 Post subject: Re: Possible Steelers #1 draft pick in 2018?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:43 am 
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steel wrote:
Barkley's numbers since the OSU game (21 carries/ 41 yards):

14 carries -63 yards against MSU
14 carries - 35 yards against Rutgers

definitely not LT type numbers




Major freak athlete and RB...if you're looking strictly at his boxcscore from the last 2 or 3 weeks...you'd miss be missing out on a franchise RB...top 3 draft pick


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 Post subject: Re: Possible Steelers #1 draft pick in 2018?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:20 pm 
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I think I'm with Drama. That little kid from USC is fun to watch.


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