I really was curious why we took 2 guys and did a lot of research and looked up a lot of stats on them. I found several interesting things that I would like to share with you:
He has prototypical size at 6-0 221.
He has NEVER fumbled in his college career. 589 Carries, not sure how many catches
In 12 games last season 8 of his longest carries (in that game) went for over 33 yards.
He seems like a Bill Parcells kind of change of pace back. He is still powerful and fits the running game, but he has the speed and move to make you miss. I know everyone is saying it, but he could DEVELOP into a Marion Barber sort of HB.
He is 6-0, 235-240. Which makes him a FB/HB tweener
Has had 0 fumbles on 681 carries in his college career (again not counting catches)
Only 4 carries over 30 yards in 11 games last season.
He will either (or maybe even be used as both) be a goaline HB or a FB all together. Personally, I think he will be turned into a FB. His level of competition was not that good so he could take some developing. Its hard to project a HB to a FB because the skills are somewhat different, so I dont know how he will do there.
Just wanted to share with you all, especially the people I was talking to in the Draft Chat Room. I was really complaining about these guys, but after research thinkg they could be good, especially Parmele. I just was a little shocked that we would draft these players while better players were on the board, IN MY OPINION. Good work Ireland/Tuna they might have found a hidden gem....I hope at least.