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Teams should take another look at VaTech RB

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07:57 AM ET 04.16 | Teams looking for a physical running back in the draft will, of course, be drawn to Trent Richardson, plus others such as Doug Martin and Chris Polk. But perhaps they should not discount David Wilson. Because the Virginia Tech RB is 5-9, 206, he has been considered a change of pace back or third down specialist by some. Little known fact: he had more yards after contact than any runner in the country. According to STATS X-Info, Wilson had 990 yards after contact last season, or 267 more yards than Richardson, who was seventh in the country. The X-Info is being used by several teams in preparation for the draft as part of the ICE system, a personnel management and player evaluation system.

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April 16, 2012  08:05 AM ET

I have watched this kid in person....fast and powerful. Will make a great pick up for a team.

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April 16, 2012  09:08 AM ET
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I have watched this kid in person....fast and powerful. Will make a great pick up for a team.

Always prefer a viewpoint like yours over the generic NFP blather... Thanks!

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April 16, 2012  02:01 PM ET

NO way would I draft a RB in the top 5 -- certainly not Trent Richardson. RBs get hurt too often and there are too many capable backs out there that a team does not need to waste a top five selection on one. Probably get a quality back in free agency.

April 16, 2012  05:19 PM ET

Looks like Priest Holmes to me.

April 16, 2012  07:29 PM ET

A running back used for running? You're crazy. I can't wait until teams get so loaded up on defense with small cover linebackers and a crap ton of corners and smaller pass rushing defensive linemen, then one day a team comes around and decides to pound the ball like crazy.

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April 16, 2012  11:30 PM ET
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A running back used for running? You're crazy. I can't wait until teams get so loaded up on defense with small cover linebackers and a crap ton of corners and smaller pass rushing defensive linemen, then one day a team comes around and decides to pound the ball like crazy.

Could be a long wait...

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