Ray Rice IMPRESSES me everytime he speaks. I remember FB/RB Brian Leonard was a Soph. and decided it was best for the team for him to play more FB and let the Freshman Ray Rice play TB. Leonard has said "I love blocking for this kid, he is mature beyond his years and I love it when he scores." Leonard could have been the Primary RB but took a back seat for the last 2 seasons. Did anyone see Rice on ESPN??? He is always down playing himself and talking up his TEAM. This is such a REFRESHER to hear a guy that is so talented talk about how much he needs his "Family" and TEAM to help him out. Always talking about his lineman and the Defense helping him out. He puts the team first always and his run at the Heisman last. He has been on multiple times and never does he talk about himself.
At 5-9 and 205lbs....Raymell Rice reminds me of a little Faster Emmitt Smith. I know alot of people are going to say no way......Just watch him. Rice probably runs low 4.5s...but the guy has Balance, Quickness, Accelertaion, Stregnth to break the tackle, and Patience. Just the way he shakes from defenders and ability to not absorb the big hit......reminds me so much of Emmitt. I just hope the Cowboys drop JJ and draft Ray Rice if he comes out. He will probably be a Late 1st or early 2nd. He has to work on his catching though. But, the kid can flat out play. Whoever gets this guy will get a Great Team asset and a Future STAR!
I love watching him play with such heart!