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Chris Johnson, East Carolina Running Back

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Roman529, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. Roman529

    Roman529 Senior Member

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    I was watching this guy in the Hawaii Bowl and he got 407 overall total yards. This guy has unreal speed. He might be worth taking a serious look at....here is a nice summary of Chris Johnson:

    Chris Johnson, 2008 NFL Draft Prospect
    Running Back
    5' 11" 195 lbs.
    Speed: 4.39
    Senior
    East Carolina


    Running back Chris Johnson will draw a lot of interest from NFL Scouts because of his versatility. He is kind of a hybrid player, half running back, half receiver. Johnson has nice size (5’ 11” 195 lbs) and blazing speed. He was clocked at 4.39 in the 40 yard dash in the spring. The NFL loves speedy running backs with great hands and that is exactly what Johnson is. This year (2007) after only eight games, to go along with his 672 rushing yards and 9 rushing touchdowns, he also has caught 26 passes for 354 yards and another 4 touchdowns. He is comfortable lining up in the backfield, splitting out wide as a receiver or returning kicks and punts. I look for Johnson to get an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine where he should set the track on fire with his speed and athleticism.

    Last year (2006) as a junior, despite suffering a neck injury in the spring, he led his team in rushing for the 3rd consecutive year with 972 all-purpose yards: 314 rushing, 176 receiving and 482 on kickoff returns. He was selected to the First Team All-Conference USA team as a kick returner, where he ranked fourth among all Conference USA kick returners averaging 23 yards per kick return.

    In 2005 as a sophomore, he started all 11 games at running back and led his team in rushing with 684 yards on 176 carries and six rushing touchdowns. He also caught 35 passes for 356 yards.

    As a true freshman in 2004 he played in all 11 games and was selected to the Conference USA All-Freshman squad as a running back and kickoff return specialist. He was also selected as East Carolina’s "Outstanding Newcomer-of-the-Year” and he led the Pirates in rushing yards (561), kickoff return yards (765) and all-purpose yards (1,562). He set a total of eight ECU freshman single game or single-season records.

    Coming out of high school Johnson was rated among the top 100 players in state of Florida by Super-Prep Magazine. Chris Johnson is also a weight room warrior, he recorded prep power numbers of 265 (clean-lift) and 315 (bench-press) and was timed at 10.62 in the 100-meter sprint. He ran the anchor leg on fastest 4x100 relay team in the nation and won the Golden South and Golden West national titles in track.
     
  2. alen1

    alen1 New Member

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    yeah i read about him and really like him but do we really need him? I mean we have ronnie, jesse and lorenzo
     
  3. Brown42000

    Brown42000 Chillin

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    Would be a waste of pick as we already have Ronnie, Booker and Ricky(?).
     
  4. Passrusher

    Passrusher New Member

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    Remember the last time we drafted a RB from East Carolina who had 4.3 speed, good hands, half WR and half RB? His name was Jerris McPhail. He didn't quite work out.
     
  5. Believerinteal

    Believerinteal New Member

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    I think this team has enough "fast" guys already.

    Now, if he can use that speed and play cornerback really well, he's worth a shot.
     
  6. PROBALL9954

    PROBALL9954 New Member

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  7. s55ean

    s55ean New Member

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    he won't be a dolphin ... we have other pressing needs: G, OT, WR, CB, DT, DE, OLB, man... kinda think of it we need everything except a center, a LT, a RB and a QB (that is if you believe in beck, like I do..)
     
  8. finfansince72

    finfansince72 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I guess it depends on where he is selected. I wouldn't have a problem taking a guy that can help the offense score points late in the draft. Ronnie is a question mark healthwise so who knows how or when he will come back, Booker looks like he can be a playmaker and the rest may not be here next year.
     
  9. adamprez2003

    adamprez2003 Senior Member

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    I LOVE THIS PICK BUT NOT AS A RB. This huy should be converted to receiver. He catches well already. I think he would be unreal as a slot receiver and we may even be able to turn him into a number 2. I dont think he's nothing more than a change of pace back in the NFL ala Reggie Bush or Lorenzo Booker
     
  10. Dolphins77

    Dolphins77 New Member

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    Shoot, we got LBook and he's looking great right now , we need many more positions anyway
     
  11. adamprez2003

    adamprez2003 Senior Member

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    This guy will be in the Senior Bowl where there is a chance they will try him at receiver. Should be an interesting Senior Bowl. Brian Brohm has announced he'll play
     
  12. Finole

    Finole Season Ticket Holder

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    Love Chris Johnson! He currently has a 3rd round grade. We could do much worse with our 3rd round pick.

    Big time players step up in big games. Chris Johnson did that in the Hawaii Bowl. He's not a change of pace back, either. If Ronnie got hurt, Johnson could fill in for him just fine.

    Ricky Williams should be traded. If anybody is foolish enough to do so. Chatman is too injury-prone. (Ronnie may be, too.) Lorenzo Booker is our change of pace back. I like Cobbs and Gado, but I suspect Johnson is better than both of them.

    It's guys like Chris Johnson who give me pause in regards to drafting McFadden.
     
  13. MelbournePhin

    MelbournePhin New Member

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    our 3rd round pick needs to be spent on d or an o-lineman, not rb
     
  14. alen1

    alen1 New Member

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    hes a second grade now lol he just keeps moving on up.
     
  15. NJFINSFAN1

    NJFINSFAN1 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Go Pirates!!!!! My brother graduated from ECU!!
     

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