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Old 12-10-2012, 12:36 PM
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This interests me as he is the only back in the draft that I could see being a super star. There may be a few guys who can be good, but he does have super star potential. The injuries obviously do scare me, but the talent is there. If he starts falling into the late second I think you take a chance.
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The team that drafts Lattimore had better be already set at RB for a couple years.
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I'd invest a 5th. He has a solid pedigree accumulating yards in the SEC, but his injury situation isn't worth a high pick.
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If the Bengals draft Lattimore in the 2nd round, I will rip my 56 inch television off the wall and proceed to throw it out of my window and then take a nose dive from the second floor into my broken television.

His injuries will not allow him to be an everydown back in the future. Great player who is ruined by multiple knee injuries. He has blown out both of his knees. His NFL future might be as a 3rd down back or something else, but I have a hard time believing he will be a super-star!

Its such a sad story too. Everyone has come out and supported him and people cant seem to say enough good things about the kid. I hope he can be a role player for an NFL team, just not the Bengals!
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This interests me as he is the only back in the draft that I could see being a super star. There may be a few guys who can be good, but he does have super star potential. The injuries obviously do scare me, but the talent is there. If he starts falling into the late second I think you take a chance.
If he starts falling into the 2nd heck thats waaay too early to draft him in my opinion. Those injuries just looked devastating and you have to wonder if he can even come back mentally and be productive.I just think he would be in the 5-UDFA range right now.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:08 PM
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If the Bengals draft Lattimore in the 2nd round, I will rip my 56 inch television off the wall and proceed to throw it out of my window and then take a nose dive from the second floor into my broken television.

His injuries will not allow him to be an everydown back in the future. Great player who is ruined by multiple knee injuries. He has blown out both of his knees. His NFL future might be as a 3rd down back or something else, but I have a hard time believing he will be a super-star!

Its such a sad story too. Everyone has come out and supported him and people cant seem to say enough good things about the kid. I hope he can be a role player for an NFL team, just not the Bengals!
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:09 PM
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I wasn't a huge Lattimore fan before the injury
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:15 PM
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Well I've been the biggest supporter of lattimore mocking him 1st to 2nd round before his injury. At this point I'd love to nab him with our final pick and definitely bring him in as an UDFA. Useless next season, but worth shelving him as a guy for the future we've already discussed the need for potentially multiple backs. BJGE has looked better, but we can grab Lattimore as his replacement a few years down the road. Still who knows if he can come back, but he seems more likely than other guys. Anyways nothing higher than our 6th for a guy that'll need a year off.
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I wouldn't mind spending a later draft pick on him. He has talent, just his injury is obviously the most troublesome.

He's a good kid, has talent, and I think this is a good choice to go into the draft for him. He may never get this chance again.

He may come back from this injury, play in college, and may look horrible. If he goes into the NFL, at least he lived his dream in becoming a player in the NFL. I would do the same thing if I were him.

With that said, I hope he recovers very well and plays well in this league.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:39 PM
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Mcgahee blew out his knee just as badly and went in the 1st round. AP just came back in 6 months from a pretty bad knee injury. It can be done and this kid has talent I am positive he will go before the third.
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Mcgahee blew out his knee just as badly and went in the 1st round. AP just came back in 6 months from a pretty bad knee injury. It can be done and this kid has talent I am positive he will go before the third.
Unless the time table wont put him in before the season starts. Peterson is a freak, the absolute definition of a freak. He is a one of a kind. No one else is like him. It is unfair to use him as a barometer of when someone can return.
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Mcgahee blew out his knee just as badly and went in the 1st round. AP just came back in 6 months from a pretty bad knee injury. It can be done and this kid has talent I am positive he will go before the third.
It is certainly doable, but in my mind McGahee getting chicken kneed did not seem as gruesome as Lattimores knee elbow. I don't know the medical differences between the injuries, but Lattimore's seemed more significant.
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I'd be stoked to have him, on two conditions:

1. We don't take him any higher than the 4th round. Preferably the 5th.

2. We still take a RB before that.
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I'd be stoked to have him, on two conditions:

1. We don't take him any higher than the 4th round. Preferably the 5th.

2. We still take a RB before that.
I would agree to those stipulations. Also, if there is no structural damage.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:23 PM
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Unless the time table wont put him in before the season starts. Peterson is a freak, the absolute definition of a freak. He is a one of a kind. No one else is like him. It is unfair to use him as a barometer of when someone can return.
Plus Lattimore's injury is way worse than what Peterson's was, a grenade probably would have done less damage.
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Plus Lattimore's injury is way worse than what Peterson's was, a grenade probably would have done less damage.
Let's take a moment to just look at how freakish AD is tho....
I got chills.

For me, being mid-20's, he is one of 3 or 4 guys I will tell my kids about being able to watch when I was growing up.
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Let's take a moment to just look at how freakish AD is tho....
I got chills.

For me, being mid-20's, he is one of 3 or 4 guys I will tell my kids about being able to watch when I was growing up.
Oh I'm not taking anything away from Peterson, he's the best RB in the league hands down and a sure fire HOF'er. Lattimore's injury may be the most devastating I've seen though and I'm 37 and have followed college and NFL very closely since I was at least 12.
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Oh I'm not taking anything away from Peterson, he's the best RB in the league hands down and a sure fire HOF'er. Lattimore's injury may be the most devastating I've seen though and I'm 37 and have followed college and NFL very closely since I was at least 12.
Yeah wasn't trying to compare lol.
Just any reason to stare at AD in just amazement is fine by me.
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Yeah wasn't trying to compare lol.
Just any reason to stare at AD in just amazement is fine by me.
Ellis has played decent lately and all, but imagine how good this Bengals offense would be with a caddilac even remotely similar to Peterson in the backfield. Forget about it, immediate SB contenders imo.
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Ellis has played decent lately and all, but imagine how good this Bengals offense would be with a caddilac even remotely similar to Peterson in the backfield. Forget about it, immediate SB contenders imo.
He really would.
I honestly think the worst thing for him would be being on a team with a QB like Peyton or Brady. A team that uses 50 passes a game for the QB to be the offense.

It is partially why I think Mark Ingram has been so mediocre.
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Seems like a desperation move to me. He probably figures one more injury and his football days are over.

He is a huge risk. Back to back injuries and generally the year after isn't very productive. Like some have said I would take him late. But I want two HBs who are going to contribute next year. And I don't think he is going to. Maybe if we have a late comp pick to burn.
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Peterson wrecked his knee last season....he came back and put up ok stats.

Maybe Lattimore can too....I'd take him.
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Peterson wrecked his knee last season....he came back and put up ok stats.

Maybe Lattimore can too....I'd take him.
....and Kenny Irons wrecked his knee and never played football again.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:33 PM
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....and Kenny Irons wrecked his knee and never played football again.
I wouldn't take him in the second....but with a 5 or 6....definitely.

What's the worst case scenario? We have another Moch? another Coffman?

As long as he's not the only back we take, I see very little risk in taking him with a mid/late pick
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I wouldn't take him in the second....but with a 5 or 6....definitely.

What's the worst case scenario? We have another Moch? another Coffman?

As long as he's not the only back we take, I see very little risk in taking him with a mid/late pick
Sure nothing wrong with throwing a mid-late at him, but the same could be said for:

Michael Dyer

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Knile Davis

Christine Michael

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