Re: Woodhead 2.0??
posted at 12/28/2013 12:33 AM EST
In response to RedSoxDOrtiz's comment:
Let's not get too excited here. Woodhead was the all time leading rusher in college football over all levels and is one of only 2 players with over 7,000 yards in a college career. He also set the single season rushing records between all divisions with 2,756 yards.
Woodhead has a career 4.6 yard average in the pros, Sam McGuffie never posted an average over 4.5 yards in college as a rusher in any year. Woodhead also has as many reception yards in the pros this year as as a running back as McGuffie had as a slot reciever in college, but Woodhead also has 500 yards of rushing on top of the 600 recieving yards. Woodhead is light years ahead of this dude, so I wouldn't go calling him the 2.0 version besides the size comparison.
Woodhead exclusively played runningback in college and he played division 2 at Chadron State. McGruff switched positions mid stream in college and was a playmaker at both positions, moreover he played division 1 ball.
Woodhead didn't make the switch to slot receiver until he turned pro when the Jests tried him there, BB brought him to the Patriots and moved him back to RB. I would not be surprised if BB tried this kid out everywhere and anywhere on the field, he is also insurance behind Vereen.
I never get too excited, but thinking the guy who discovered Woodhead languishing on some practice squad might find another isn't too far of a stretch, and this kid has great measurables besides being bigger than Woody.