Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

24 Feb 2013

The Best On-Field RB Prospect No One is Talking About

He’s not big. He’s not fast. Yet, he’s the most sophisticated runner between the tackles I have seen this year.

Posted by: Matt Waldman on 24 Feb 2013

15 comments, Last at 02 Mar 2013, 12:13pm by Billy Jenkins


by bob bob (not verified) :: Sun, 02/24/2013 - 10:46am

Just a little dose of reality... these highlights are against the Clemson defense.

by Billy Jenkins (not verified) :: Sat, 03/02/2013 - 12:13pm

Let's here it.

by DoubleB4 (not verified) :: Sun, 02/24/2013 - 11:42am

First play you talk about isn't power. It's trap.

by DoubleB4 (not verified) :: Sun, 02/24/2013 - 3:00pm

Thanks for giving me credit for making the change.

by Noah Arkadia :: Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:59am

Your medal's in the mail. Good call, though.

FO posters are a peacock. You got to let us fly!

by DoubleB4 (not verified) :: Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:40am

Actually don't care about recognition. Am concerned a guy writing about football can't recognize the difference between 2 very basic plays.

by cisforcookie (not verified) :: Sun, 02/24/2013 - 12:06pm

so he just wins?

by LionInAZ :: Sun, 02/24/2013 - 6:51pm

The video segments needed to be edited down to relevant lengths -- not good to link to the same 7-minute clip for each illustration.

by JonFrum :: Sun, 02/24/2013 - 10:22pm

I wouldn't get excited about a black belt in karate. It's not like there's some objective standard, or that you earn it by knocking 10 guys out. When is the last time you heard of an athlete with a black belt in karate actually fighting someone with bad intent?

And anyone who's getting busted for weed isn't exactly dedicated to rigorous discipline.

by Podge (not verified) :: Mon, 02/25/2013 - 5:27am

The answer to your question is Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Although technically I think his black belt is in taekwondo.

Harris seems a bit reminiscent of Bryce Brown, but with more miles on the clock. Worth a late round flyer, and might end up being a great value pick, but also might end up being utterly worthless.

by Noah Arkadia :: Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:16am

Martial arts aren't about fighting "bad guys". That's just Hollywood (and Hong-Kong). They're more about self-perfection than fighting. Then again... that's the intent, but maybe not how it works in the Western world.

FO posters are a peacock. You got to let us fly!

by Theo :: Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:32pm

It does say something about a person.
I'd say he is dedicated and has body control - he understands his own movements.
No, he's not going roundhouse kick linebackers in the face.

by Aaron Brooks Go... :: Mon, 02/25/2013 - 5:35pm

"No, he's not going roundhouse kick linebackers in the face."

We miss you, Billy Sims.

by Dean :: Mon, 02/25/2013 - 9:50am

Didn't we just talk about how older quarterbacks are more mature and should be expected to be better because they're playing against younger competition?

I'm reminded of the Philadelphia Flyers recent strategy of signing undrafted free agents who had productive years as overage juniors (i.e. 20 year olds who suddenly put up great numbers playing against 17-19 year olds). Sometimes, it's because a guy is a late bloomer - a la Matt Read - and you catch lightning in a bottle. Usually, though, you get a Luke Pither (Who? Exactly.).

by Theo :: Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:33pm

the Browns agree!