Discussion in 'NFL Draft Discussion' started by SRW, Jan 6, 2008.
Big Ten Player of the Year Mendenhall going pro
Rashard Mendenhall is gonna be a straight up stud in the NFL. I wouldnt mind having him replace Julius Jones but i doubt for 1 he falls to 22nd, 2. we wont take a RB in rd1 :word04:
I don;t get the people who knock this kid. He's got skills and he showed them in the Rose Bowl. That game was a fumble away from being competitive. Illinois fell apart after that but it was Mendenhall who showed off his stuff vs a very talented USC defense.
Yeah and Mendell didnt get the ball in his hands enough to doo alot of damage. He still made good for a few huge gains and showed he is a very versitle RB. I don't know who is knocking this kid but they going to get a rude awakening, cause honestly right now he will prob. be drafted 2nd behind McFadden IMO.
Well don't forget about Jonathan Stewart out of Oregon. I do see Mendenhall being a mid 2nd round pick right now but his stock could climb come Combine time.
Oh i haven't forgotten bout Jon Stewart-He is very veristile as most of the RB's in this class entering the draft are. It should be a great year for the RB class in 2008. I don't see Mendenhall dropping into rd2 I see 4 RB's taken in rd1 and agreed its all on combine and performance soo we will have to see but right now Mendenhall in 2nd on my board for RB's...
dude is a damn stud
i see him goin in the early second round to a team like miami that might need a back but i say early second round just because this class is so full of stud versatile runningbacks
I don't think he will be a Top 15 pick. Maybe a Top 20, but I don't see him going before Jonathan Stewart in the first round. Their skill set is quite similar but Stewart has gotten the most attention this year, so I don't really see any one passing on Stewart for Mendenhall. Look for Houston or maybe even Detroit to draft one of these running backs as early as the first round.
It depends on these guys combines and how they perform-Both these RB's are solid from top too bottom and will be coveted by most NFL teams in the draft.
I DON'T SEE HIM GOING AHEAD OF STEWART OR JONES IF THEY ENTER, SO THAT COULD PUSH HIM DOWN INTO THE 2ND ROUND AREA.
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