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Michael Hayes (I want this guy to be our RB2)

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Bolts4lyfe, May 7, 2012.

  1. Bolts4lyfe

    Bolts4lyfe BoltTalker

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    Michael Hayes,
    RB, University of Houston,
    5'8.5", 200 lbs., DOB: 6/18/1990


    UDFA status: Signed with the San Diego Chargers


    2011 stats: 138 attempts, 727 rushing yards, 5.3 rushing average, 11 rushing touchdowns, 44 receptions, 483 receiving yards, 11.0 receiving average, 4 receiving touchdowns, 1 fumble

    Combine/pro day results: 4.56 40 time,
    23 bench reps,
    35" vertical,
    9'9" broad jump,
    4.25 short shuttle,
    7.10 three-cone

    NFL ceiling comparison: Justin Forsett

    Built like Barry Sanders, unfortunately Hayes does not have the pure running and creation ability that Sanders so famously displayed throughout his NFL career. He just is not fast enough to be a routine home run threat.

    Hayes does combine excellent explosion right after takeoff, either off a one-cut rushing the ball or as an adept receiver out of the backfield, along with elite balance. His low center of gravity and powerful legs, what he does have most in common with Sanders, allow him to bounce off of high contact, chips and glancing blows and often maintain his feet.

    Along with his aforementioned ability to catch the ball as a back, Hayes actually possesses enough receiving skill, something that was developed in the University of Houston's wide open spread attack, to align as a wideout and run patterns.

    He and his agent were extremely smart in signing with the Chargers, where there is currently a complete lack of an established No. 2 RB behind bell cow Ryan Mathews, who has suffered from both injury and fumbling issues despite immense physical talent as a former first-round pick.

    Pro Football Focus's Mike Clay (@PFF_MikeClay) recently pointed out on Twitter that San Diego could easily be in the market for a cheap veteran RB2. But whether it is his for the taking or he must compete and bide his time, Hayes is a guy with the skill set to develop into a useful NFL running back.
     
  2. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Freebird Michael Hayes? The man with the elbow drop of dooooooooooooom?

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  3. Bolts4lyfe

    Bolts4lyfe BoltTalker

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    wow look at that shirt hahahaha
     
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  4. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Sounds more like a 3rd down back, than a #2 back........ a possible Sproles replacement?
     
  5. Buck Melanoma

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    Didn't LT wear one equally embarrassing during an interview? I know someone must have it - can't seem to locate right now.

    Help me out, Blewy! ;)
     
  6. SuperCharger92

    SuperCharger92 Winners Win

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    He'll see time on special teams, 3rd or 3rd down back, or what is most likely, the practice squad.

    Chargers will bring in a vet to back up Mathews, there not going to eat up 2 roster spots for 2 rookies at the same position, which is critical. We need a vet in the mix, just in case Mathews goes down. Hayes or Baker will be the 3rd back and one will be on the practice squad.
     

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