C.J. Spiller or Jonathan Dwyer: Who Will Be the Better NFL Back?

February 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Before the beginning of last year's college football season, I asked All About Sports: Who was the better ACC Running Back: C.J. Spiller or Jonathan Dwyer?
Spiller was the 2009 ACC Offensive Player of the Year, and Dwyer received the same honor in 2008. Both are two of the best running backs the ACC has had in recent years, but being a great collegiate running back doesn't always translate into being a great NFL back.
With Spiller and Dwyer entering this year's NFL draft, I want to ask: Who will be the better NFL back?
At first glance, the 6'0'', 235-pound Dwyer looks like immediately the better pro prospect. Dwyer is strong enough to run inside, but he was fast enough to outrun most secondaries in college. The word is, he's lost 15 to 20 pounds in preparation for the NFL combine, so he may be coming in at closer to 220 pounds. He looks like an every-down back, but there are questions about his pass-catching and pass-blocking abilities: two skills that weren't really req...

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