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Jahvid Best still concerned about concussions

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by CoronaDoug, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    Jahvid Best still concerned about concussions

    Posted by Mike Florio on April 18, 2010 12:07 AM ET
    Our friends at Rotoworld have spotted in a pre-draft feature from Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel a quote that serves only to strengthen our belief that Cal running back Jahvid Best could be the last of the 16 guys who'll attend the draft to wear a team hat and hold up a jersey with the number 1 on it.

    Per McGinn, an unnamed scout said that Best remains concerned about a history of concussions.

    Yeah, he's worried about it," said the scout, who has spoken to Best. "Plus, he has a muscle going down from his neck to his leg that bothers him. That's my reservation on Best. He's coming in all beat up."

    And if a guy is emerging from the college game "all beat up," there's a chance he won't last too long when he's getting beat up by grown men.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/04/18/jahvid-best-still-concerned-about-concussions/
     
  2. Buck Melanoma

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    Running backs get the crap beat out of them, long before they get to the NFL. That's one of the biggest reasons that you're seeing more & more of the running back by committee & why the position value is dropping in the draft.

    Fewer & fewer backs are remaining really productive longer than 4-5 yrs. That type of longevity/production is supposed to command 1st round money? :icon_huh:

    Without a strong rookie salary slotting system, you're going to continue to see RB's fall in the draft. There are too many out there & they're not valued as highly any longer. Teams aren't going to pay the mega-bucks for a a player who MAY give them 5 yrs. of good service.
     
  3. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Its probably why he decided to come out early, even after having the concussion he's worried about injuries next year, put that along with the possibility of a rookie wage scale in 11' and it makes sense.

    I see him in more of a Harvin/Sproles role than an everydown back.
     
  4. Workplay

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    "an unnamed scout said..."

    says it all. Somebody is trying to get Best to drop to them in the draft. Hopefully it was a Chargers scout trying to get him to drop to #40. :yes:
     
  5. Retired Catholic

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    We need a big back and the NT at 1-2. I wouldn't mind getting Best if we swap Sproles for a 2, otherwise, maybe we get lucky and he drops farther than anyone thinks.
     

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