Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by CanadianDuck, Jan 2, 2012.
wonder what round he will go in, he is a pretty good RB IMO.
He will be a good NFL RB, but as the feature back system in the NFL dies my guess is 2-3rd round. If this was the old fashioned NFL he would probably be a 1st round pick, but with most teams using 2-3 RB's there is no reason to spend a 1st or even 2nd round pick on a RB anymore unless he is something special.
UW has had good RBs in the past just like us...they should find someone. At least their QB can put up points due to that defense.
Polk is a beast and will definitely be missed. He's a complete back. He excels between the tackles, on the edge, at pass blocking and catching balls out of the backfield... He fumbled twice in his collegiate career. The only thing he lacks is pure top-end speed. He should definitely fit in well in the NFL as he can do just about anything, and has great YAC.
Luckily, UW has some talent in the 2 and 3 deeps at the position. I would expect continued good production overall from the RB position with a more experienced OL, QB, TE and WRs (younger but far more talented in the underclassmen who now have another year experience). It won't be the same without CP, but there is young talent at the position still.
Overall I think UW's offense will be a little more potent next year since most starters return with another year of experience under their belt, expecially if Keith Price can stay healthy. If Price isn't healthy then all bets are off. We lose a little experience but for the most part (exception of Polk), the incoming young players have a lot more upside than the departing seniors.
The biggest question is whether the defense can be mediocre or better...
UW is an enigma. I go back and forth between thinking they're rising or crumbling.
The offense should be fine for UW, but they have a lot of work to do on the defensive side of the ball and probably won't be able to fix all the problems for a few years. Now next year we know the favorites will be Oregon/SC, but everyone else is sort of a question mark on where they will finish in the pecking order.
Its not hard to get to the 6-6 level (hell even Hawk did). Its that next step that's always tough.
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