kearly wrote:I have to assume Seattle likes him in UDFA. But why? He looks incredibly slow and while 223 is really nice size you have to wonder how much of a physical back he'd be at just 5'9".
Keep in mind, just because one scout likes a guy doesn't mean the other scouts or the coach/gm will agree. It is often the case during meetings that you'll have disagreement. Only a few players receive unanimous approval.
In terms of size, keep in mind that Emmitt Smith was 5'9" 216 Pounds and was a very physical runner. He only ran about a 4.55 (40) to boot ... so not exactly blazing speed there. I'd say he had a nice career.
Barry Sanders was only 5'8" 200 Pounds ... but was extremely hard to bring down due to his tremendously huge lower body and shifty moves.
Now I'm not saying this particular guy has the talent of either of those guys (that would be a heck of a stretch) ... but I'm just saying don't discount smaller backs as not potentially being physical or tough for a defense to bring down. There is some success in this league with unheralded RB's taken late in the draft/UDFA's. Don't count him out.