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Who has the better career at UA?
Who makes the better pro?
Lucky?BBD?Bamamanager? Who y'all got?
Don't forget Tenpenny.
I guess Shane thinks Yeldon will flip to Bama after he enrolls at Auburn. Brilliant. Sell those subscriptions, BOL.” - TIGER
I have an idea of where I'm leaning but I'm going to wait until we hear some feedback this Summer on how the workouts are going and where everyone is in terms of conditioning. They bring different strengths/skills to the table as Henry is a brute of an athlete where as Tyren has been schooled by his dad on essentially ever aspect of being a RB.
I do think both will be major contributors during their Bama career. Just not sure how much they'll contribute as true freshmen.
Y'all quit monkeying around with me and tell me. I don't know the ins and outs like y'all do.
Assume Henry is healthy is that's what you mean.
I dont think we will even be able to answer this for at least the next 3 years. But I'll go with the obvious at this point just to give a answer... DH
I think Tyren will be the better college player and pro.
There are a plethora of reasons based on
-Skillset: Blocking and Pass Catching Skills are a factor
-Running Style and probable durability based on size and running style. Tall RBs usually aren't as durable due to greater surface area for hits. More punishing running style usually equals shorter career in comparison to agile, elusive, fast RBs. See current day Earl Campbell & Jerome Bettis vs Tony Dorsett, Barry Sanders, and Warrick Dunn. The latter 3 are in better condition in terms of the effects from years of football.
I could go in-depth but this is a high-level summary of why I think Jones will be the more productive player. I very well may be wrong but this is my opinion as of now.
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Chicken meet eggs. Lets let them play a game first. Really?
They are my favorites not because of any ties I have with them but primarily because of their work ethic. In addition, I've seen them perform at a high level against the best high school competition in the nation. Both excelled not only for their respective teams but they were also the best players on the field in the Rising Seniors All-Star Game as each was the MVP for their respective teams in a game that featured a plethora of 4-5 star players.
In terms of Dobbs, I've actually heard a lot of positive things about his future coach. Regardless of whether Dobbs makes the NFL, he's a very intelligent kid that could have attended Harvard, Stanford, Duke, Yale, etc on his academic merits alone.
Also, when projecting forward, I look not only at a kid's athletic attributes but also on their work ethic based on what I've seen and based on feedback from others (ie. coaches, opposing coaches, teammates, etc).
With that......I still think Dobbs is a future RG3/Andrew Luck type based on a combination of physical talent, leadership, and his cerebral approach.
Again....these 2 have become my favorites based more on work ethic and thus an increased probability for success more so than physical talent as I was a fan of Jones before he was on any recruiting site's radar. In fact I posted on tBB that he absolutely needed to be on the 247 2013 Watch List.....which he wasn't when it was initially released in Sept 2011. I was supporting Dobbs when he was a 3 star here.....Just as I voiced my opinion that Todd Gurley was the best RB in the 2012 Class when every site had him as a 3 star.
The next guy I'm saying will see a major rise in his stock is 2015 RB, Bryce Love. A young sophomore at 15 with a lot more physical maturation in his future....he's the fastest kid in the class and perhaps the pound-pound strongest and the most explosive. He works hard in sports and in the classroom with a weighted 4.5 GPA in accelerated classes. Averaged 9 ypc in 2012 and will continue to improve. This prediction is based on work ethic more so than just the physical. Like with Gurley, Jones, Dobbs, I don't know Love nor his family personally while making this prediction.
My opinion was requested....Is that not the purpose of such a site?
Don't take offense. My post not directed at you.
Your opinion looks spot on. I struggle with which games we'll win this year or who will play well this year. I couldn't begin to imagine which high school players will be more successful in the pros 3-4 yrs from now. If prefer my chickens play a college game before I evaluate how their draft stock will hatch. Just my opinion.
I don't know. I did receive a message from his family after they read my posts about Josh on the AJC and 247Sports networks. But other than a few subsequent emails between us with them updating me on his recruitment.....I know very little about his family other than the fact that they seem to be very educated and very goal oriented.
Heat3x actually has more ties with the families of high school athletes in the area than I do. Not sure if he knows the Dobbs family though.
Gotcha....and thanks for the reply.
It's a passion of mine since 1999 when my buddy was the defensive coordinator at Southern Durham High School and he asked me to scout their next opponent for him. His name is Frantzy Jourdain and he's been a scout with the NE Patriots for almost 10 years now. It also ties in with my human performance research background in identifying traits that predict athletic success.
With that, you're never going to be 100% accurate......but work ethic, baseline physical attributes, and potential for more development are factors that are important IMO.
Along with Bryce Love....I want to throw Taj Griffin in the 2015 mix of guys that I think will be future stars in college. Credit to Heat3x for informing me about Taj as he's one of his track athletes.
Wasn't there a game where Taj Griffin and Tyren Jones went back and forth all night?
It's a message board. That's what fans do is give opinions and debate.
Why folks always hating when u post the knowledge you have?
I think that's all there is to it. Otherwise, why do we keep seeing the same weird rehash over and over and over again? The only new info is the progressive revelations about recruit stalking.
There is nothing wrong with someone providing insight into the basis for their opinions or assertions. One can characterize or attempt to assume the intention/motivation for what a poster is saying more than one way. Why choose the negative or unflattering route? And, if another member feels a certain way about a particular post or BOL member, why NOT start another thread, OR better yet, take it to the "Water Cooler" and summon all those who want to participate in that discussion?
I am sure Lucky and the staff would love to see that Board become MORE active and vibrant
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I want to know less about posters IRL, not more. JMO.
In the dead of the offseason, bad discussion beats no discussion, IMO.
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