The Case for Toby Gerhart

February 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When was the last time the Heisman runner up wasn’t considered to be in the Top five of his position by draft “experts”?
How about the Doak Walker award winner?
Both of these statements are true for Toby Gerhart.
In theory, a back with this kind of pedigree who has amassed over 1,800 yards, 27 TDs, a 5.5 YPC average and zero fumbles in the PAC-10, as well as having the desired NFL size for a running back at 6’1’’ and 235 lbs would be a first round consideration at the least, if not Top 10 overall.
Mike Mayock's recent list of Top five running backs reads:
1.       C.J. Spiller
2.       Ryan Matthews
3.       Jahvid Best
4.       Jonathan Dwyer
5.       Joe McKnight/Dexter McCluster
A reasonably common ranking in the draft community at the moment. To understand why these six players were better, or more draftable, than Gerhart, more information is needed.
To begin understanding why these pl...

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