Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by BuffLuKe, Aug 27, 2016.
Chubb, from Georgia?
**** forgot about him, he belongs on it. Maybe even Hurd from Tennessee. Of course I remember the names after I'm done lol.
McCaffery, but with caveat he won't be the best NFL RB. That would probably be Fournette.
Best all around player is McCaffrey. Best RB is Fournette.
Cook not getting enough love
I was thinking the same thing, I had a hard time picking. There are as many really good rbs this year than in quite sometime imho.
Freeman is a stud for Oregon too.
Adkins, but we'll never know.
He's someone else I forgot. His first name is Royce right?
I think he prefers the first name Rolls.
Anybody else y'all can think of? I think that should cover it.
Perine from OU
Uhh take another look.
I didn't want to make 2 different categories so pick them based on what they are as long as they play some rb.
In my opinion, Cook is the best RB in the nation, with Fournette & McCaffrey coming up shortly behind him and Chubb right behind them. Cook didn't get the same hype as Fournette or McCaffrey last year, but we may see that change this year due to their lofty preseason expectations--and especially if he runs well against Ole Miss in the opener.
Cook "quietly" ran for nearly 1700 yards and 19 touchdowns. He averaged an insane 7.4 yards per carry while running behind the youngest line in college football and oh yea, he was injured the entire year. Cook sat out significant time and played while hobbled, and still managed to be arguably the most exciting back in football. If he remains healthy this year, he could top 2,000 yards in the regular season.
Looking at the big picture, we're very fortunate to have such an amazing group of quality running backs across the nation. There's Leonard Fournette, Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, Nick Chubb, Royce Freeman, Samaje Perine, Wayne Gallman, Elijah Hood, Jalen Hurd, Sony Michel, and whoever Alabama decides they want to be an All-American running back, among others.
Elijah Hood is a guy that would be getting some All American discussion most years.
Royce Freeman probably not getting enough love either.
I be surprised if he matched last year's production behind a rebuilt line, and with a likely downgrade at QB.
Absolutely. He's a very talented guy. I'd say #2 in the ACC behind Cook, and in front of Gallman.
One thing that's pretty cool is that not only do we have an incredibly deep pool of quality RBs, but many of them play for contenders. It seems like oftentimes the best RB in the nation will play for a team like Northern Illinois or San Diego St, and the only time you see them is when a nice stat line scrolls across the bottom of the screen on ESPN while you're watching another game. All of the guys above will play in games which have national ramifications--heck many of them will play one another at some point (Georgia-North Carolina, Oregon-Stanford, Clemson-FSU, Georgia-Tennesee). Beyond being fans of our teams, this is going to be an extremely exciting year for college football.
I think this is going to be a really good year for the ACC. No other conference returns as much talent from last year. When gurus crunch the numbers at the end of the season, the ACC might end up as second strongest conference behind the SEC.
IMO you could also turn Christian Mc into an all pro NFL safety pretty easily, too. The guy has a great pro future.
Perhaps but I think he's gonna end up playing in the slot but they'll move him around, plus give him some carries. Find the good matchups, that kid will make you pay.
Lots of good RBs this season, Donnel Pumphrey is pretty underrated
FSU has a multi-decade history of over valued RBs. Cook is not over-valued, he is a freak.
The ACC is a weird animal. It spans probably the greatest cultural range of any conference in the nation. It has Boston & Upstate South Carolina, Miami & Great Lakes New York, Tobacco Road & Western PA, Louisville & Northern Florida...oh and Atlanta & South Bend, IN (well, kind of). It's a weird range, and as someone who originates from Greater Boston, I can say the people of South Carolina don't share much in common with those in MA, and they are often perplexed as to why the league has programs from both Clemson, SC & Boston, MA.
When FSU's incredible run from 1987-2000 (for 14 years FSU never finished outside the Top 5, won 2 National Titles, 2 Heisman Trophies and went 152-19-1) came to an end, the whole conference kind of went sideways for a decade. The only consistent thing in the conference was inconsistency & disappointment. The additions of Miami & Virginia Tech never quite worked out the way people expected, and somehow Wake Forest & Maryland won the conference. However things appear to be back on track. Clemson & Florida State have done their best over the past 3-4 years to earn respect nationally, and now the rest of the conference appears to be following suit. It's never going to consistently be as good as the SEC or PAC-12, and it has a lower ceiling than the B1G...but right now, it's hard to not have a positive outlook on the future of the conference. Clemson & FSU are continuing to roll, Louisville looks ready to step into the big leagues, and North Carolina may become a consistent Top 25 team. Miami & Virginia Tech have big coaching hires, and even UVA & Syracuse hired Bronco Mendenhall & Dino Babers.
Just as importantly, much of the conference is located in an extremely fertile recruiting area, with access to Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. As I said before, it's never going to be the SEC or PAC-12, but I think it has what it takes not to be the laughing stock it was from 2002-2010...and if teams like FSU, Clemson, Miami, VT, and Louisville were all "on", there's no reason it couldn't be the best in the nation that year.
fournette. if he avoids the late season dip in stats, he will win the heisman and be the highest rb taken in the draft. mcaffery is great; like really great, but fournette is a beast. he's not getting the hype right now because he did slip a lot in big games at the end of last year. but, i think he comes back strong.
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