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Jahvid Best still concerned about concussions

Discussion in 'American Football' started by CoronaDoug, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Official Hater

    Feb 14, 2007
    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.
  2. Buck Melanoma

    Buck Melanoma Guest

    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!!!

    Aug 14, 2006
    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

    Workplay scompl

    Dec 24, 2009
    "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

    Retired Catholic BoltTalker

    Aug 3, 2006
    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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