Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

27 Aug 2009

Who's the best bet at RB in Cleveland?

Unsurprisingly, the latest reports out of Cleveland are that Jamal Lewis looks terrible. If he loses his job, who's the guy to have? KUBIAK loves Jerome Harrison, but elsewhere the thinking seems to be that rookie James Davis would take the job. What do you guys think?

Posted by: jaredtaskin on 27 Aug 2009

2 replies , Last at 29 Aug 2009, 7:47am by The guy who knows better

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Re: Who's the best bet at RB in Cleveland?
by rdy4thefiesta :: Fri, 08/28/2009 - 1:44pm

Everything I've read says Davis looks awesome and Harrison doesn't look nearly as good.

If I was going to take a late flyer on one of them, it'd be Davis. I think he has much greater name recognition given the recent reports. Harrison will probably go undrafted in most leagues and will therefore be available later if he gets some playing time.

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Re: Who's the best bet at RB in Cleveland?
by The guy who knows better (not verified) :: Sat, 08/29/2009 - 7:47am

In Cleveland it is not even close Davis is the choice. To give you a comparision, Harrison is a Reggie Bush type of back, while Davis is a Barry Foster type of guy. If you are too young to know Barry Foster, think Jamal Lewis 2-3 years ago.

There is no way in the world Harrison get 200 carries this year. Even if Harrison ends up being the "starter", Davis will get the Lendale White/Jerome Bettis TD vulture role(even though Cleveland is not going to score a lot of rushing TDs).

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