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Either way, good problem to have. Hope we have this topic every year with a new Frosh listed
Yeldon which is crazy because the others were so good.
Yeldon isnt as explosive as Mark or Trent at this point in the season, but I love what I see from him. IMO, Trent was the more impressive freshman, but I do remember Ingram busting on the scene in the opener against Clemson. Mark was a pleasant surprise for sure.
I must say, we are extremely spoiled as a fanbase...
Agreed. Tough to choose between these guys. Not a wrong answer.
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Are we talking about just running the ball or all around play? If it's just running I'll say Yeldon. All around play I have to say TR because of his ability to block as well. TR was super at picking up the blitzing LBers on pass plays even as a freshman.
Trent was more physically mature and a more powerful runner.
But watching Yeldon the kid is just as smooth as can be with the ball. His lower body is teflon seemingly. Just slides out of tackles. Also, you never see Yeldon get a carry and say "he had a running lane and missed it". Dude always finds the lane and explodes through it.
I want to see TJ against a good defense before I'm ready to place him over Trent or Mark. He's been great so far, but he has done so against average or below average defenses. If he does it against MSU, LSU, and UF in the SECCG, I could certainly change my mind.
Not too bad of a national championship game for a frosh, huh?
There was a different type of explosion when he had the ball.
Both are studs. Different running styles for each. Both have the ability to take it to the house. Yeldon has speed and quickness to overcome his lack of physicality. Trent used is physicality to overcame perhaps a lack of quickness. Both have great speed. Glad both chose the TIDE!
When considering the makeup of the offense each has played on, I'm going with Trent. This year's offense is much more developed and balanced, from the line to the surrounding cast. I'm not saying Yeldon isn't special, but he's running behind the best line in the country.
I'm going to have to say tjy. When Trent was a freshman I remember thinking that he looked really good. But mankind Tj looks like water when runs. I have never seen anything like it.
For sure. When I first saw him in high school it was plain as day he was special. Still can't get over how Bryce Brown was rated over him. But Brown was good. Trent had no off field concerns. He was very focused.
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My biggest concern for Yeldon coming in was his physicality. It was obvious watching his HS film how great his shiftiness and vision were. However, he has been way more physical than I ever could have imagined. Do you notice that virtually every time he goes down, he's falling forward? Yeldon is just a flat out beast and will only get better. I think he could make a serious run at the Heisman in 2013.
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