Saturday, April 24, 2010

Great Scott, Eagles Add RB in 6th Round


Sorry for the cheesy headline.  You have to be a little creative at this point in the draft.  The Eagles picked LSU runner Charles Scott.  I love this pick.  He comes here to be our #3 RB.  Short yardage situations will have a whole new look with Leonard Weaver as the lead blocker for the 5'11, 235 Scott.  Notes:

Big power runner had a great year in 2008, 217-1174-18. Injuries and other issues slowed him down as a Senior and limited him to only 542 yards and 4 TDs. Played some FB as a Senior. Proved to be an effective lead blocker. Downhill runner. Has good straight-line speed. Runs with authority. . Arm tackles won't get him down. Runs over defenders when he's able to build up a head of steam. Good burst. Has okay feet. Able to make cuts on the move. Scott has good vision and is also nimble for a big guy. Those skills allow him to break off some longer runs than the normal power runner. You might want to think of him as similar to Jamal Lewis when he was at Tenneessee, although I don't think Scott has as much speed as Lewis did. Can be a workhorse runner. Okay receiver on short stuff. Missed 4 games and the Senior Bowl due to a shoulder injury late in the '09 season.

Mid-round pick could turn out to be a steal. Lots of potential.

We still have a pair of picks at the end of the 7th round.  OL?  CB? 


Cliff said...

Wow. Jamar Cheney sounds like a very good 7th round pick.

Eddie said...

agree 100% with cliff a 3 round talent for a future 6th round i something i could live with.