Monday, April 11, 2016

Kangaroo Court: The 2016 Running Backs

It looks like we have reached that sad point in time where we have to blather about Reilly's views on this year's running back prospects, much like we did last year.  Since this is one of our least favorite subjects, and we think too much of a running backs "success" is determined by their draft status and their offensive line, we thought we would start out by discussing something we find much more interesting.  Of course, you probably won't find any of this interesting, but we're not terribly concerned with keeping you entertained.  We're not clowns, whose purpose is to amuse you.

So, at some point back in December, I had a rather strange and disturbing dream.  At this point in my life I rarely remember the details of my dreams, but this one somehow stuck with me, and continues to rattle around in my noggin.  Since I've been unable to figure of what it all meant, I thought I would offer up the chance for a wider audience to unravel its hidden meanings and mysteries.  You will all get to play amateur psychoanalyst, and I will get to avoid paying for a real doctor.  While my description of the dream may be a bit disjointed and confusing, what I am about to say is based on what I wrote down that morning, after waking up.

At the beginning of this dream, Reilly and I found ourselves inside some restaurant in New York.  This is already a little bit peculiar, because Reilly and I rarely travel, and aren't particularly drawn towards New York.  Regardless, the building this restaurant was in felt fairly old and dingy, and reminded me of how a rowhouse is typically laid out.  It seemed like the sort of place where the Corleone family would arrange to have a family rival assassinated.

The maitre d' stepped forward, and bluntly informed us that Reilly would need to be tethered in a back storage room of the restaurant, as dogs weren't allowed in the area where people were eating.  For reasons I can't explain, I grudgingly complied with this disgusting species-ist request.  This is where we have MYSTERY #1.  It is highly unlikely that I would let some stranger separate me from Reilly, or that I would leave him unsupervised.  Nobody puts baby in the corner!

Okay, that probably seems like an extremely minor issue to most people, but trust me when I say that this all gradually builds to a fairly demented crescendo.  At this point, I am tying Reilly's leash to the end of a radiator in the storage room.  There he sat, this old gray-bearded beagle, about to be temporarily abandoned, while I went to a table to eat.  This is MYSTERY #2, as the real Reilly is in fact not a beagle (DUN! DUN! DUN!!!!), but a sheepdog.  Why he transformed into a beagle in this dream, I really can't explain.

At this point, I assume that I ate some sort of meal, but I have no actual memory of this taking place.  Time just seemed to skip ahead.  Either way, I went back to fetch Reilly, only to find that he had disappeared.  Only his leash remained, lying on the floor where I had left him.  I frantically searched high and low in the restaurant, in my attempts to locate him, but couldn't find a single clue as to his whereabouts.  Eventually, I wandered down into the basement, which was set up as a bar.  All along the counter were ragamuffin looking 8 year olds, sitting on stools and drinking pints of beer.  All these little drunkards were dressed like paperboys from the early 1900s, as if they had escaped from the movies Newsies.  I have no affection for the movie Newsies, but my little sister used to watch it all the time when she was a kid, so I suppose some of it must have infiltrated my brain, very much against my will.  I think MYSTERY #3 should be fairly obvious.  What in the hell was going on with this bar full of weirdly dressed and liquored up children?

It was like this, but they were much tinier, and much drunker.

I tried to ask these inebriated pipsqueaks if they had seen my partner in crime, Reilly, and they in turn asked me what he looked like.  This is where it starts to seem as if I was suffering from an aneurysm, as I lost all ability to describe my own dog.

"He's green," I said, despite knowing that the words coming out of my mouth were nonsensical.  It was all I could think of to say, or at the very least, all I was able to say.  Again, MYSTERY #4 should be obvious, as Reilly, even in my dreams, is not green, though it would be kind of cool if he was.  Showing serious and unfounded optimism about my communication skills, I continued,"You know what I mean, right?"

Somehow, these little weirdos appeared to be able to make sense out of the gibberish that was tumbling out of my mouth.  They formed a tiny drunken huddle, consulted with each other, and appeared to reach a conclusion.  It turned out that some of them had seen a large Russian man departing the restaurant, with Reilly tucked under his arms.  They warned me that I should be cautious when dealing with the Russian, as they felt that he was someone dangerous to get involved with.

I thanked these boozed up children for their help, and after they gave me directions to locate the Russian, I seemed to magically and instantaneously arrive at my destination.  I found myself standing in an unpaved dirt alley, in what was clearly a bad part of town, directly behind a rundown looking rowhouse.  Weeds were growing everywhere behind these rundown buildings, and rats occasionally scurried past me.  I found myself face to face with an enormously fat and hairy Russian man in a wifebeater, who had a distinctly gangsterish vibe to him.  While this might sound as if I have some issue with Russians, I think my sense of tension was more a product of my long-standing fear of people who wear wifebeaters.  They freak me out, for reasons that I can't entirely understand.  Also, the only ethnic biases I am aware of possessing, are related to the Lizard People, for somewhat obvious reasons.  Regardless, the dognapper looked eerily like Carl Brutananadilewski, from the cartoon Aqua Teen Hunger Force, which is also a bit difficult to explain because I don't actually watch that show.  I suppose it's just another example of peculiar things that have seeped into my mind over the years.

Artist's rendering of the kidnapper.

The Russian openly acknowledged the fact that he had my dog, and seemed to have no sense of shame or concern about being caught committing the most horrendous crime a human being is capable of.  Rather than giving my loyal sidekick back to me, the fat man seemed to be more interested in putting Reilly to work.

"Dog pulls cart very well," said the Russian, now showing my green (but not actually green) beagle (but not actually a beagle) Reilly to me, who was tethered and harnessed to a hot dog cart.  It is somewhat difficult to adequately convey how disturbing I found this image to be.

Reilly cowered before the fat man, an his puppy dog eyes cried out to be rescued.  At this point, we have clearly reached MYSTERY #5, where we have to ask "Why would a little dog be pulling a hot dog cart?", or why would such an idiotic idea be rattling around in my subconscious.  I have no explanation for that, or anything else that has happened in this dream.

The Russian said he would return Reilly to me for $800, which I didn't have on hand.  Whether I paid up or not, didn't seem to matter to the man, as he was perfectly happy to have Reilly continue in a life of hot dog cart pulling servitude.  I suppose I was becoming a bit anxious at this point, and perhaps Reilly sensed that we were in trouble (he is a brilliant dog, and we have always had a strong telepathic bond), because he began to whimper in fear.  This seemed to infuriate the Russian, who pulled his leg back, as he prepared to kick my puppy.

I quickly weighed my options, including the seemingly strong possibility that this man was armed, and got ready to pounce (I'm like a jungle cat in real life as well), and then.....I woke up.

Now, maybe this will make sense to you, or maybe it won't, but this dream left me feeling incredibly confused.  My groggy but now conscious self was left with a serious feeling of "What the fuck was all of that about?".  Sure, I could explain some parts of it.  After all, I do have some perfectly rational fears concerning the possibility that one of the readers of this blog (or Ozzie Newsome) will recognize how wonderful and brilliant Reilly is, and try to steal my dog for themselves.  Still, there was a rather intense level of weirdness to how all of this played out, that left me stupefied.  It felt as if someone had slipped me some bad acid, and given David Lynch directorial control of my subconscious.

If nothing else, you now have a better understanding of the sort of lunatic who writes this blog.  I also, have unburdened myself, and admitted that I think you are all conspiring to abduct Reilly.  If anybody has an interesting interpretation of this dream, I would certainly be curious to hear it.  For the potential dognappers out there, you should be aware that we live in a heavily fortified compound, with a relatively large cult that watches over Reilly day and night, and whose sole purpose in life is dedicated to his well-being.  So, good luck with whatever you may be attempting to do.

With that out of the way, I suppose we should get back on track, and start prattling about this year's group of running back prospects, which I feel is a much duller subject.

I've already mentioned our peculiar views on running backs and their athletic abilities, so I'll just skip ahead a bit here.  The player's Kangaroo Score (our measure of lower body power) and Agility Score (based on their short shuttle and 3-cone times) will be given in the form of how many standard deviations above, or below average, that the player happens to be compared to his peers at the same position.  I'll also include the player's 2nd Gear Score, and Speed Score.  Personally, I have some issues/concerns with including the Speed Score, but a fair number of people are familiar with this metric, so I figured I would toss it in there.  I should also mention that I sometimes use the unofficial 40 times, rather than the magically altered official times of the NFL, since I prefer to look at the results in relation to a player's 10-yard split.

This list will continue to be updated, as new data and prospects come to my attention.  We won't list every prospect here, but instead will just mention the players that we feel are interesting for one reason or another.  Last Updated: 4/18/2016

Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State  Ht: 5'11.75"  Wt: 225
40 Time: 4.47  2nd Gear: 0.11   Speed Score: 112.7   Kangaroo Score: 0.217  Agility Score: 0.786*
Since Elliott didn't complete all of the drills at the combine, or at his pro day, we had to be a bit open minded about how we calculated some of his scores.  This mainly became an issue with his agility score, where we had to input numbers that are sort of based on unreliable and difficult to verify rumors.  Regardless, it does appear that Elliott is probably a fairly respectable athlete, even if none of his results are particularly outstanding.  His college production was clearly well above average, even if playing at Ohio State might have inflated his numbers a bit, and included at least some evidence that he can also be used as a pass catcher.  While we felt he looked like a respectable runner in the few games we watched, these subjective opinions also don't matter too much to us.  Because of the opportunities he is likely to be given, as a relatively high draft pick, some level of success is fairly likely, though we have some doubts about whether he is truly an exceptional player.  The real problem is the idea of selecting a running back in the 1st round.  It's just not something we would ever be willing to do, and would strike us as an incredibly stupid decision.  Still, we wish only the best of luck to whoever selects Elliott

Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama  Ht: 6'2.5"  Wt: 247
40 Time: 4.54  2nd Gear: 0.06  Speed Score: 116.2  Kangaroo Score: 2.810  Agility Score: -0.778
Henry is kind of a weird prospect.  His measurable traits suggest he has incredible lower body power, but just average speed and below average change of direction ability.  Basically, he is probably just a human battering ram.  The peculiar thing is, for a guy that should have great power, we felt that he routinely allowed himself to be tackled without the sort of resistance that you might expect.  There's also the nagging issue that he has so far shown very little evidence that he can be useful as a receiver, which is a bit of a problem.  Can a modern running back really succeed without contributing as a receiver?  We have some doubts about that.  People seem to enjoy comparing him to Brandon Jacobs, which is understandable, but this is also a bit perplexing.  After all, Jacobs was only selected in the 4th round, largely because he had a lot of the same limitations that Henry seems to possess.  Andre Williams might be another good comparison for Henry, though he was also selected in the 4th round, and arguably a somewhat better athlete.  So, why are people suggesting that Henry should be a 2nd round pick?  We have no idea.

Devontae Booker, RB, Utah  Ht: 5'11"  Wt: 219
40 Time: ?   2nd Gear: ?   Speed Score: ?   Kangaroo Score: ?  Agility Score: ?
Without much in the way of measurable data, there is very little that we can say about Booker.  While he had steady and respectable production in college, the true value of some of this is murky.  His average yards per carry tended to be unexceptional, though we could possibly blame his offensive line for some of that.  It's also hard to weigh his impact relative to the other Utah State running backs, since so few opportunities were given to other backs.  In 2015, yes, there is some evidence to suggest that the team did better when Booker was handed the ball, rather than another back.  Prior to that season, it is hard to say for sure.  The main thing that stands out about Booker, is his above average production as a receiver.  We obviously like that.  On the other hand, Booker will already be turning 24 this coming May, so the window for how much a team can get out of him during his physical peak is relatively small.  Since he is coming off of a November knee injury, which could impact his usefulness as a rookie, this window may get even smaller.  In the little that we have seen of Booker, he struck us as a respectable player, but not as someone who was a terrifying talent.  He seemed to take the yards that were available to him, but not someone who could regularly create additional yards on his own.  Some people seem to think that Booker will be a 2nd round pick, and while we wouldn't bet against him becoming a useful player, we think he's probably worth significantly less than that sort of investment.

Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech  Ht: 5'10.25"  Wt: 215
40 Time: 4.56  2nd Gear: 0.01  Speed Score: 99.4  Kangaroo Score: 0.562  Agility Score: 0.109
Except for his moderately above average lower body power and explosiveness, Dixon appears to generally be a very average athlete.  While he was a productive running back, his rushing numbers were also probably inflated by playing against a lower level of competition.  We suspect it is mainly his production as a receiver which is drawing some people to him, though this might be offset by his above average number of fumbles.  He didn't make too much of an impression on either Reilly or myself, but we suppose he could do okay if he is put behind an above average offensive line.  Really though, we suspect there are comparable free agent running backs floating around, who could be signed for practically nothing.

Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas  Ht: 5'10"  Wt: 217
40 Time: 4.59  2nd Gear: 0.03  Speed Score: 97.7  Kangaroo Score: -0.467  Agility Score: ?
For a player of his size, it is a bit odd to see that his results don't suggest that he has particularly impressive lower body power.  There also doesn't seem to be much evidence of great speed.  It would be nice to have agility results to help explain his rather steady production as a runner, but that data is still unavailable.  In the little we have seen of Collins, he actually struck us as a fairly nifty runner.  Unfortunately, without some sort of confirmed data to suggest above average athletic potential, we would have a hard time trusting such subjective opinions.  There are also a few additional problems here. For one, Collins has never demonstrated much as a receiver, which should probably be a requirement when drafting a running back.  We were also somewhat concerned by the comparable effectiveness that his teammate Jonathan Williams had at Arkansas.  Similar to what we see with Collins, Williams also possesses few signs of athletic superiority, but they both produced nearly identical results.  Maybe the offensive line at Arkansas deserves a fair bit of credit?  While we enjoyed watching Collins, and would be perfectly happy to see him succeed despite our cautious pessimism, he just isn't the sort of prospect that the computer would allow us to select.

Jordan Howard, RB, Indiana  Ht: 6'  Wt: 230
40 Time: 4.59  2nd Gear: 0.07  Speed Score: 103.6  Kangaroo Score: 0.929  Agility Score:-0.499
We're still having a hard time finding sufficient data related to Howard, so we just have to make our guesses based upon what is available.  One of the few things we know about his athletic ability, is that he should possess somewhat above average lower body power, according to his Kangaroo Score.  While that score adjusts his vertical and broad jump results to account for weight, his non adjusted numbers suggest just average explosiveness, relative to other running backs.  When it comes to Howard's speed and agility results, these also fall into a fairly mediocre range.  The more interesting aspect to Howard, is his statistical production.  Beyond just the volume of his numbers, we liked how Howard appeared to be a significantly more efficient runner than his peers at Indiana and also at UAB.  At Indiana, his rushing average was 1.7 yards higher than that of Devine Redding, who had a roughly similar number of carries.  At UAB, Howard's average gain was 1.2 yards higher than the next most frequently utilized running back on the team.  We like these sorts of results, because they at least suggest that his production wasn't purely a product of the offensive line, or a result that any average player would have wound up with.  On the flip side, Howard never produced much as a receiver, which is a bit of a problem.  While we only saw him targeted a small handful of times as a receiver, we wouldn't say that he looked bad at all in this area, though there just isn't enough data to say anything conclusively.  In the few games we saw Howard play, we wouldn't say that we were blown away by his performance, but he at least struck as somewhat more interesting than a number of the other mediocrities in this draft class.  Without more data, we probably wouldn't pursue him ourselves, but if a team chose to pick him up in the 4th round, it wouldn't strike us as a terribly unreasonable gamble.

Jonathan Williams, RB, Arkansas  Ht: 5'11"  Wt: 220
40 Time: 4.63  2nd Gear: -0.06  Speed Score: 95.7   Kangaroo Score: ?  Agility Score: 0.075
We might as well repeat what we said about his teammate Alex Collins.  Considering the lack of evidence to support the idea that Williams possesses any sort of superior athletic traits, and the relative interchangeability of the Arkansas running backs, we have to lean towards the possibility that Arkansas' offensive line might deserve a lot of the credit for the success of these players. 

Kenyon Drake, RB, Alabama  Ht: 6'0.5"  Wt: 210
40 Time: 4.45  2nd Gear:  0.19  Speed Score: 107.1  Kangaroo Score: -0.009  Agility Score: 0.179
This must be the yin to Derrick Henry's yang.  Drake is sort of an odd duck.  Athletically, the numbers suggest that his lower body power and explosiveness is merely average.  The same could be said of his agility.  The weird thing is his 40 time.  While he had a moderately impressive result here, his 2nd gear score would suggest that this is still underestimating his deep speed, possibly by a good bit.  The question is whether this speed alone is sufficient for success in the NFL.  Because of his other results, we wouldn't expect him to have significant success pounding the ball between the tackles.  We also wouldn't expect him to prove to be terribly elusive.  Based on the limited opportunities he had in college, we also don't have much to suggest that he can be a team's primary back.  His results seem to point to him being a guy who can hit an occasional home run, but will also probably get stuffed on more plays than you might like.  While he's shown some ability as a receiver, we also can't look at his results in this area as being terribly shocking or unusual.  He sort of looks like the type of guy who becomes a 3rd down dump off option, but that isn't necessarily the hardest sort of player to find.  We seem to see a number of sites projecting Drake as a mid-round selection, but that seems just a bit steep to us.

Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA  Ht: 5'11.5"  Wt: 208
40 Time: 4.54  2nd Gear: 0.08  Speed Score: 97.9  Kangaroo Score: -0.397  Agility Score: ?
Is it starting to feel as if we constantly criticize running backs, and never give them much respect?  Yes, we are aware of the fact that we tend to be downers, when it comes to our views on players at this position.  Even Reilly and I get tired of being so pessimistic, though I doubt we are going to change our ways any time soon.  While we lack any agility data for Perkins, his other results suggest a rather common and unexciting variety of speed, lower body power and explosiveness.  Athletically, he's probably like a whole slew of running backs prospects in this draft, and somewhat average.  While Perkins was a highly productive runner, it is also moderately difficult to say that the other running backs on his team wouldn't have produced similar results, which somewhat troubles us.  His contributions as a receiver are moderately intriguing, but also don't appear to be clearly out of line with what other UCLA running backs might have done, if given similar opportunities.  Like a fair number of players we have discussed, he struck us as a respectable college running back, but not necessarily an electrifying one.  One of the main things he has going for him, is that he is one of the younger prospects, and won't turn 22 until November.  He also probably presents better value than some of his similar peers, since a lot of people seem to be projecting him as nothing more than a mid-round prospect.  Like a lot of these players, we think the extent to which they succeed or fail, is going to be more determined by the team they wind up on, and the line they play behind, rather than their individual talent.  In the little we have seen of him, he appeared to be respectable, and capable, but not someone we would probably worry about pursuing.

C.J. Prosise, RB, Notre Dame  Ht: 5'11"  Wt: 219
40 Time: 4.48  2nd Gear: 0.09  Speed Score: 109.2  Kangaroo Score: 0.555  Agility Score: -1.403
Based on his production in college, we were kind of excited about taking a look at Prosise.  When you consider his high yards per carry, and his production as a receiver, he looks fairly ideal.  Unfortunately, we didn't like all of the things that turned up when we started to poke around.  First of all, it was hard to say that his rushing results were significantly different than those of his fellow Notre Dame running backs, though this is a bit tough to gauge since Procise was really only the starter for one season.  His receiving numbers are also a bit odd, since we don't normally expect players with his sort of abysmal agility results to be terribly effective in this area.  Of course, we have to admit that the relationship between a running backs ability as a receiver and his agility results, isn't always reliable, but this still seems odd to us.  His other athletic results also didn't strike us as being anything better than just okay.  He seems to have lower body power and explosiveness that is just a tad better than average.  His speed, was likewise respectable, but nothing that should frighten people.  In the handful of games we have seen him in, he struck us as a respectable running back, though our nipples never got more than lukewarm watching him.  While we weren't overwhelmed by him, we suppose he could do okay, so long as he isn't tossed into a terrible situation.  Since he is generally projected to be a 3rd or 4th round pick, the potential risks versus rewards of selecting him is probably reasonably acceptable.  Still, there are probably going to be cheaper options that we like even more.

Daniel Lasco, RB, California  Ht: 6'0.3"  Wt: 209
40 Time: 4.44  2nd Gear: 0.09  Speed Score: 107.5  Kangaroo Score: 1.517  Agility Score: -0.420
I guess we should just be happy that people aren't talking about turning him into a fullback, eh?  Okay, we're not exactly breaking new ground by suggesting that Lasco has interesting athletic potential.  His numbers would suggest that he has good speed, excellent lower body power and explosiveness, and agility that is at least close enough to average to not cause great concern.  If we were willing to consider his pro day results, we could also boost this agility score to a significantly more impressive 0.927.  Suddenly, you are talking about a very well-rounded athlete.  The main knock on Lasco probably has to do with his production in college.  He only really had one complete year as a starter, and while his numbers were okay, some might fret over his rushing average of just 5.3 yards in that season.  We're sort of leaning towards the possibility that his team's offensive line might have been to blame for some of that.  In the little we have seen of Lasco, there seemed to be no shortage of examples of an opponent meeting him behind the line of scrimmage, just a split second after he was handed the ball.  You can't really blame the running back for that.  The Cal offensive line also seemed to struggle with not getting Jared Goff killed, so I think we can assume that their line mostly sucked.  When given halfway decent blocking, we think Lasco actually looked pretty damn good, and was one of the more exciting guys in this class.  He also showed at least a reasonable amount of ability as a receiver, which we think is fairly critical nowadays.  There are really only a couple relatively minor concerns that we have with Lasco.  First of all, he will already be turning 24 this coming October, which is a bit older than what we would prefer.  Secondly, he has already dealt with a couple injuries, and when you consider how few games he has played in, it makes you worry how he will handle a steady stream of physical abuse.  We're currently seeing people project Lasco as a 4th round pick, which seems fairly reasonable to us. 

Tyler Ervin, RB, San Jose State   Ht: 5'9.7"  Wt: 192
40 Time: 4.41  2nd Gear: 0.15  Speed Score: 101.5  Kangaroo Score: -0.074  Agility Score: -0.236
Except for his above average straight line speed, Ervin appears to be a fairly average athlete.  There's nothing wrong with that, but it does make guessing whether he will succeed or fail a bit more difficult.  Give him a good offensive line, and he might do okay.  Give him a terrible one, and he might suck.  When we looked at his statistical production, two thoughts occurred to us.  One, his rushing numbers seemed to get inflated a bit by beating up on some terrible teams.  Two, he does appear to have some value as a receiver.  Considering his smaller size, and modest athletic traits, he would appear to be the type of running back that teams trot onto the field for 3rd downs, as a dump off option.  It's kind of hard for us to imagine him being a team's primary running back, but we're open to the idea that he could do okay in a rotation.  Since CBS seems to project that he will just be a 4th or 5th round selection, we don't necessarily have any significant complaints about him.  Still, he's probably not someone we would strongly pursue.

Darius Jackson, RB, Eastern Michigan  Ht: 6'1"  Wt: 220
40 Time: 4.40  2nd Gear: 0.16  Speed Score: 117.3  Kangaroo Score: 2.006*  Agility Score: 0.314
When it comes to physical potential, very few running backs can challenge Darius Jackson.  Lower body power and explosiveness?  His Kangaroo Score suggests that he has significantly more than his fair share.  Speed?  Well, his 40 time is impressive, but his 2nd Gear Score suggests that this is still probably underestimating his deep speed by quite a bit.  Agility?  Well, Darius evidently didn't feel like showing off, and decided he should only allow himself to be a little bit above average in that department.  Athletically, he is basically everything that Adrian Peterson is, but better.  Of course, we're only talking about physical potential here, and you never can tell whether a player is going to choose to live up to their abilities.  When it came to his statistical production in college, his results can give you somewhat mixed feelings.  In general, we would say that his rushing numbers were relatively solid, for a guy who didn't get a ton of carries.  Why didn't he get more carries, if he is so talented?  Well, basically, Eastern Michigan sucked.  They were routinely blown out, which limits the likelihood that a team is going to stick with their running game.  His rushing average was also a bit pedestrian (just a 5.2 YPC average in his final season), but there's so little data on Jackson, that it makes it hard to determine whether this was his fault, or the fault of his offensive line.  His receiving numbers may only appear to be borderline adequate, but we think they are actually fairly impressive relative to the limited effectiveness of his team's overall passing offense.  We've had very few opportunities to see samples of his play, but for the most part we were impressed with what was available.  We were particularly surprised to see how natural he appeared as a receiver, which we view as a huge bonus.  As far as his blocking, umm, we really couldn't care less.  Some people like to fuss about that, but it strikes us as a bit silly.  We currently see CBS listing him as a player who might get selected somewhere around the 6th round, but this feels like a rather low appraisal of Jackson.  While it might be a bit of a gamble, based on how little data there is on him, we think it wouldn't be unreasonable to start considering him as high as the 3rd or 4th round.

1 comment:

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