1. Welcome to Georgia Tech Swarm! JOIN US and be a part of the SWARM! GO JACKETS! THWg!

CJ Leggett

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by ATL1, May 24, 2014.

  1. ATL1

    ATL1 Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    7,377
    So I watched his film.
    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2465321/highlights/80814387

    I don't see Aback. This kid is a bback all day long. He doesn't have elite speed but he can out run most defenders. He's got quit a bit of wriggle and shiftiness but I like how he explodes from the backfield. He runs hard and with power and not afraid to drive through traffic and between the tackles. He reminds me a lot of the kid from Auburn Tre Mason. He reminds me of him a lot. With the loose of Custis it would be smart to make him a Bback. I hope to see it the kid produce on the field this season.
     
  2. nodawgs

    nodawgs Ramblin' Wreck

    Messages:
    366
    He's 5'9. Can't put on much more weight and be effective. Would be surprised if he ever is a starting B back for us.
     
  3. Body Massage Machine

    Body Massage Machine Jolly Good Fellow

    Messages:
    45
    What do you think eric?
     
  4. SidewalkJacket

    SidewalkJacket Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    1,583
    Tell me one advantage that 3 more inches of height gives a RB. He may be 5'9" but he has thighs like tree trunks. He could easily be 210 which is perfect size if he hits the holes hard.
     
    Essobee and danny daniel like this.
  5. Old School

    Old School Ramblin' Wreck

    Messages:
    125
    Thick trunk, excellent acceleration....remind you of anyone? He's a B back. I'd love to see him squirting through those holes up the middle. I'd also love to see him run the play where the Bback circles out to become the pitch man. This kid is a talented runner. He needs to be the first option!
     
  6. LibertyTurns

    LibertyTurns Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    4,517
    Jerome Bettis was around 260. Think he had an adequate career. Don't know how tall he was but he wasn't exactly Andre the Giant.
     
  7. nodawgs

    nodawgs Ramblin' Wreck

    Messages:
    366
    3 more inches means he could put on 20 pounds and not lose speed and agility. A lot of wishful thinking in this thread.
     
  8. nodawgs

    nodawgs Ramblin' Wreck

    Messages:
    366
    Bettis was just under 6'0. You are also using an exception as a rule.
     
  9. ATL1

    ATL1 Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    7,377
    I'm not sure what height or size has to do with being a bback. Snoddy isn't very big and he played bback.
    Not to mention that most publications list him as 5'10..
    The most prolific bback under CPJ was 5'10 Adrian Peterson.
     
    SidewalkJacket likes this.
  10. ilovetheoption

    ilovetheoption Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    2,491
    FWIW, I ran into Bettis recently. I'm 5'11 and he was nowhere close to as tall as me. I'd guess 5'8 or maybe 5'9
     
  11. nodawgs

    nodawgs Ramblin' Wreck

    Messages:
    366
    Adrian Peterson played Bback in Div1aa.
     
  12. ATL1

    ATL1 Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    7,377
    OK
    Barry Sanders 5'8
    Emmitt Smith 5'9
    Jamal Anderson 5'11 (yeah right)

    Jonathon Dwyer 5'11
    Doug Martin 5'9
    Frank Gore 5'9
    Alfred Morris 5'9
    Ray Rice 5'8
    Trent Richardson 5'9
    Maurice Jones Drew 5'7
    Doug Martin 5'9

    I can go on.
    Per Rivals, Scout, and Hudl CJ is 5'10 ESPN & 247 list him as 5'9
    I think his height is fine.
     
    Whiskey_Clear likes this.
  13. nodawgs

    nodawgs Ramblin' Wreck

    Messages:
    366
    I must have missed the times when all those guys played Bback.
     
  14. ilovetheoption

    ilovetheoption Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    2,491
    I can see him as a B, but I can also see him as a Roddy Jones type no-nonsense A back.
     
  15. ATL1

    ATL1 Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    7,377
    you missed Jonathon Dwyer ??
    Cause the NFL is not as tough as the ACC.
     
  16. Whiskey_Clear

    Whiskey_Clear Banned

    Messages:
    10,488
    Nodawgs has spoken... B backs are not running backs at all it seems. Wow.
     
    Squints likes this.
  17. Longestday

    Longestday Helluva Engineer Featured Member

    Messages:
    2,742
    He has great field vision/awareness and makes good decisions. He also shows tenacity in his running style.

    His top end speed is more like Godhigh. There is a lot of his style that reminds me of Godhigh.... I wonder how good Godhigh would have been at BB.
     
  18. Squints

    Squints Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    1,033
    There's way more to putting on effective weight than how tall you are.
     
  19. BainbridgeJacket

    BainbridgeJacket Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    757
    Jon Dwyer is 5'11" with cleats on.
     
  20. GTrob21

    GTrob21 Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    1,056
    Ray rice at 5'8.... that is laughable.

    I have met him, he is 5'6 maybe.... Built like tank, but no where close to that tall.

    Why are we talking about how tall running backs are again?
     

Share This Page