2010 NFL Draft: Is Ryan Matthews the Best Cure for Seattle’s Running Game?

April 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Despite the overwhelming depth of this year's draft in almost every position, it seems like one type of player is slowly disappearing from incoming NFL classes.
This year, most people have C.J. Spiller as the highest projected back in the draft.
The problem is that any team wanting to take him has to be willing to take his baggage. In my opinion, they'll get ten games a year out of him if they're lucky.
And as you go deeper into the class, it seems like more and more of the guys have serious problems.
Jahvid Best had the most hype before his last college season, but the concern with him seems to ring true across the board: these backs are small and fast, but they lack durability.
Jonathan Dwyer looked great on paper until he showed up at the combine and ran an ungodly-slow 4.66 second 40-yard dash. Size is nice, but there are quarterbacks who can run faster than that.
In the middle rounds there are a couple of guys who can have legitimate careers as powe...

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