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I reviewed a list of the top 50 NFL running backs or rushers of all time
and it appears that about 40% are 6'0" and over 220 lbs. 20% are over 6'2" and over 230 lbs. In regards to weight, regardless of height, about 50% are 230 lbs and over. Eg. Jerome Bettis, Jamal Lewis, etc.
I would also say, keep in mind the average size of the NFL player has increased dramatically. For example, Eric Dickerson was bigger than a lot of LB's in his day. OL weighed an average of 50-60 lbs less as well in their respective NFL generations.
The list of 6' over 220 lbs (give or take) is as follows:
Eric Dickerson, Bo Jackson, Marcus Allen, Herschel Walker, Steven Jackson, Eddie George, John Riggins, Franco Harris, Larry Csonka (FB), Gerald Riggs, Roger Craig, Stephen Davis, Corey Dillon, Lenny Moore, Jim Taylor, Adrian Peterson, etc.
Most NFL backs HOF backs are 5'10"-5'11" and RB's in general. I definitely see the point BBD makes (and it's a legit one). However, bigger backs that have special athletic ability also seem to have tremendous success. The game has also evolved where a RB the size of Henry would be "proportional" to RB sizes in the NFL from the 1990's and below to other respective positions. Meaning, I think RB's in general, will continue to get bigger as long as the speed is there. The common denominator is a low center of gravity, where a lot of bigger guys don't always have.
Christian "The Nigerian Nightmanre" Okoye says HI .......
These are two DUDES I think of when the future D. Henry steps onto the field!
His parents should get a restraining order.
Who's gonna break the news to TJ? I'll admit, never saw this coming.
Tyren Jones is the best back in this class, but Henry is the type of freak that can break all the rules and stereotypes. I expect both to do extremely well at UA.
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 2 Cor 10:4
What do Alabama's 2 1,000-yard rushers from 2012 have in common?
That's what she said.. Boom..
Someone in this thread has Napoleon Syndrome.......
Randy Newman was a hata!
I appreciate BBD info as much as anyone and I also believe Tyren will do great things at Bama. But they are all Bama players now and I pull for all of them as I have all along. We all know that BBD is a big supporter of Tyren and thats great but this is starting to feel like the poster who was pushing Craig Sanders so much a few years ago. I am in no way comparing Sanders to Tyren as I believe Tyren will be a great one as will Tenpenny, Kamara and Henry.
It is time to support all the players and let them earn their way on to the field. The hype is over and it is time to compete.
A damn good O-line.
Oh, so TJ to UNA?
I just dont like the notion that someone who is not prototypical size will not be as successful as those who are. Prototypical size measurables do not measure ability, talent, intelligence, or work ethic. The 2 best backs last season in the NFL (AP & AF) are not prototypical size nor were the 3 best backs at Bama (EL, TJY, & JF).
Never Gets Old
Nope, TJ to the NFL in two more years. Great back with a great line.
Most rushing yards in an NFL season (2105 yards), and fastest to reach 10,000 yards in NFL (91 games)? That would be Eric Dickerson. He played at 6'3" and 220 lbs.
As much as I admired Emmitt, Walter, and Barry; Jim Brown was amazing and I would put him #1 of all-time.
Can't be accurate. He's over 4'6". You're just a hata.
Both to soon to yesterday's news due to being replaced by a "little person?"
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