The 10 biggest Steals in the 2019 Draft

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I thought DM would have gone in the 3rd or 4th round, I wouldn't really consider it a steal. Cardinals drafting Butler in the 4th round is a huge steal.

Greedy Williams mid 2nd round was a big steal for the Browns. Apparently he fell that far because he "doesn't like to tackle".
 

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I think there's a decent chance DM has the possibility to outperform the two RBs taken ahead of him, which would be in the "value" or "steal" conversation.

Thought it was interesting this morning reading Peter King's "Football Morning in America." Obviously Alabama took the RB by committee approach, but I thought these talking points were very interesting for a 1st round draft pick.

• Jacobs played 40 games at Alabama. He ran for 100 yards against Kentucky in his fourth college outing, and then, in his final 36 games, never ran for 100 yards in a game.

• His highest 10 rushing games as a collegian, in yards gained: 100, 98, 97, 97, 89, 83, 68, 57, 52, 51.

• His biggest workloads as a collegian, in numbers of rushes in a game: 20, 16, 15, 12, 11, 11, 10, 9, 9, 8.

• In one of 40 college games, including receptions, Jacobs touched the ball 20 times.

Could also take the side of the argument that he has a lot of tread left on his tires by not being overworked in college. Just found it surprising that the production level was so pedestrian.
 
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I think there's a decent chance DM has the possibility to outperform the two RBs taken ahead of him, which would be in the "value" or "steal" conversation.

Thought it was interesting this morning reading Peter King's "Football Morning in America." Obviously Alabama took the RB by committee approach, but I thought these talking points were very interesting for a 1st round draft pick.

• Jacobs played 40 games at Alabama. He ran for 100 yards against Kentucky in his fourth college outing, and then, in his final 36 games, never ran for 100 yards in a game.

• His highest 10 rushing games as a collegian, in yards gained: 100, 98, 97, 97, 89, 83, 68, 57, 52, 51.

• His biggest workloads as a collegian, in numbers of rushes in a game: 20, 16, 15, 12, 11, 11, 10, 9, 9, 8.

• In one of 40 college games, including receptions, Jacobs touched the ball 20 times.

Could also take the side of the argument that he has a lot of tread left on his tires by not being overworked in college. Just found it surprising that the production level was so pedestrian.
Montgomery has only been a RB for 3 years so he should have plenty of tread left on the tires as well.
 

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Montgomery has only been a RB for 3 years so he should have plenty of tread left on the tires as well.
No doubt, I don't believe he is worn down at this point. Just pointing out the opposite viewpoint to the lack of resume for Jacobs (less than half as many touches as DM over the past 3 years at a position that has a pretty limited shelf life).
 

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No doubt, I don't believe he is worn down at this point. Just pointing out the opposite viewpoint to the lack of resume for Jacobs (less than half as many touches as DM over the past 3 years at a position that has a pretty limited shelf life).
I get you.

I was just saying that was a good thing for a physical back like Montgomery as well. In addition, the lack of years in the position is something of an upside similar to the NBA drafting on potential. DM could be even better when he has benefited from a couple more years of coaching at the pro level.
 
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Love this line:

"When you think of what a Chicago Bears running back should look and play like, Montgomery is the image that should pop into your head."

In other words, he reminds us of Walter Payton.
 
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Gotta go with Miami getting Rosen. Didn't really cost them anything and nothing against the cap. Could turn out to be a franchise QB. If not and they lose a lot of games, they could turn around next year and draft one. ESPN really thought is was a great move without costing anything and with nothing against their cap.
 
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This afternoon on one of espn's afternoon shows they had one of the guys take his top offensive players in this draft and make a starting lineup. DM was one of the 2 rb's in this guy's offensive starters lineup.
 
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Love this line:

"When you think of what a Chicago Bears running back should look and play like, Montgomery is the image that should pop into your head."

In other words, he reminds us Walter Payton.
I like the way you skip to conclusion! WP, pretty good company!
 

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I think there's a decent chance DM has the possibility to outperform the two RBs taken ahead of him, which would be in the "value" or "steal" conversation.

Thought it was interesting this morning reading Peter King's "Football Morning in America." Obviously Alabama took the RB by committee approach, but I thought these talking points were very interesting for a 1st round draft pick.

• Jacobs played 40 games at Alabama. He ran for 100 yards against Kentucky in his fourth college outing, and then, in his final 36 games, never ran for 100 yards in a game.

• His highest 10 rushing games as a collegian, in yards gained: 100, 98, 97, 97, 89, 83, 68, 57, 52, 51.

• His biggest workloads as a collegian, in numbers of rushes in a game: 20, 16, 15, 12, 11, 11, 10, 9, 9, 8.

• In one of 40 college games, including receptions, Jacobs touched the ball 20 times.

Could also take the side of the argument that he has a lot of tread left on his tires by not being overworked in college. Just found it surprising that the production level was so pedestrian.
Love the information here and the take!
 

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