Silas Redd

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  1. Bronko

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    Re: Silas Red

    Do you think any CFL teams have placed him on their neg list.....???

    Is he a lock for an NFL slot or is he too running=back oriented, ie. not enough blocking support or receiving abilities? Is he a madman in open space? Turnover potential?

    Is he a slightly faster version of Joff Reynolds, in which case Huff should already have him on his neg list.
     
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    RE: Yards = Wins

    If any CFL teams have Silas Redd on their neg list they'll have to wait a while to get him. He'll be heading to the NFL after his time at USC.

    It's interesting though to note that the B1G TEN is generally considered to be a hard running conference much like the SEC. However Silas Redd had the 4th highest rushing total last year in the B1G TEN but would've been 6th in the Pac-12 which is basically the passing conference of the AQ conferences.

    Silas Redd was a pre-season 2nd team All-B1G TEN player but may only be a 3rd team All-Pac-12 player currently with some big runners ahead of him in Stepfan Taylor (Stanford), John White (Utah), Cameron Marshall (Arizona State) and Isi Sofele (Cal).

    Pac-12 is a conference of big plays which will be new to Redd and he'll be sharing carries with Curtis McNeal. If he wants his draft stock to rise he'll stay at USC for both years he has left in the NCAA. As a senior I think he's a 4th round pick but as a junior he's a 6th/7th round pick (of course dependent on his testing numbers and interviews).
     
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    RE: Yards = Wins

    Rids - how many RBs are usually drafted in the Big 240? If Redd is drafted anywhere I suspect he'll try out. Most of the RBs that come up to Canada are NFL rejects who've kicked around NFL practice rosters from camp to camp until they've reached point of no return.

    Americans who come up to Canada to play RB are usually guys who've exhausted their NFL options or un-drafted guys who don't grade out well in the main scouted phases (speed, power, blocking, receiving) and obviously guys like Charles Roberts or Joltin' Joe Smith come to mind - Roberts being extremely smallish and on the slow side while Smith was a bruiser in the CFL but negligible in the NFL.

    How the NFL missed the boat on George Reed, Leo Lewis & Mike Pringle, thats another question but Reed and Lewis were probably making more money in the CFL in their era and Pringle was simply seen as under-sized plus didn't mature until his mid to late 20s
     
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    RE: Yards = Wins

    Last year there were 21 running backs selected with 3 coming out of the B1G TEN.

    Breakdown by conference:

    B1G TEN - 3
    SEC - 3
    Big 12 - 3
    Pac 12 - 2
    ACC - 2
    Mountain West - 2
    WAC - 2
    Big East - 1
    MAC - 1
    Sun Belt - 1
    D2 - 1

    A special note though as Chris Polk from Washington went undrafted after being thought of as a late 2nd round/early 3rd round pick. That would've been the #3 for the Pac-12.
     
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    Are these numbers consistent with past drafts? ie. Do Running Backs represent approx. 9% of the picks?
     
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    The average since 2000 has been 23 running backs taken per draft. Here's the recent years:

    2011 - 29 running backs
    2010 - 16 running backs
    2009 - 22
    2008 - 27
    2007 - 25
    2006 - 18
    2005 - 25
    2004 - 20
    2003 - 23
    2002 - 26
    2001 - 20
    2000 - 26
     

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