Lamar Miller Will Be A Steal in the 2nd Round
Apr/17/12 08:33 AM Filed in: Lamar Miller
I’m starting to get the feeling that Lamar Miller is going to be a huge steal for some team in the 2nd round. While I think Trent Richardson is the top RB prospect in the class, I don’t put Miller very far behind him. Richardson is better on contact, but Miller possesses the natural power to improve in this area, and he’s a faster, more explosive back in terms of initial burst and 2nd level pull-away, and I don’t see any major advantage that one has over the other as a receiver. I’m not usually an advocate of drafting RBs high in the first, unless they can do more than run. In other words, if they give you multiple high-level weapons from one position, I’m all for grabbing them in the first. If they can run between the tackles, beat you outside, get the tough, hard yards on contact, catch the ball out of the backfield and block in the passing game, they’re a worth a consideration. Since when did moving the chains and scoring points suddenly not become important? It’s almost as if there’s been a concerted effort to devalue running backs and there’s really no reason for it. Show me proof that a high-octane passing attack is better than a dominant running attack, and maybe I’ll think differently about it.