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Do you guys think he will/should declare after this year? Before the season many thought he might be one and done, but what are your feelings now? He has obviously been a great back for the Trojans so far.
His decision may come down to how he stacks up with the other RBs in this class, so feel free to add some names to this list of other good draft-eligible RBs:
Eddie Lacy, Curtis McNeal, Knile Davis, Mike Gillislee, Joe Randall, Kenjon Barner, John White, Stepfan Taylor, Theo Riddick, Christine Michael, Giovanni Bernard, Rex Burkhead, Montee Ball, LeVeon Bell, Carlos Hyde, Fitzgerald Toussaint, Ray Graham, Juwan Jamison, Jonathan Franklin, Cameron Marshall, Zac Stacey
I believe he returns. According to the link below he is the 11th best RB on the draft board, and although that means nothing, he could go either up or down. However, I believe he stays one more year as the main back next year to improve draft stock and to live life in LA a little longer, and possibly take hand offs from childhood friend Max Wittek.
my guess is that Silas stays. Robey leaves for sure. Woods is up in the air, but leaning more towards him leaving.
Hmmm I don't know I believe Robey stays because not too long ago someone posted a little gem on here about him. I also think Woods stays. But don't say Robey is gone for sure, because that's not the case!
Here is the link:
This post was edited by RSimmons 20 months ago
can't read the vip. only reason why i think he leaves is cause that's what some of the teammates think as well. i'll be stoked if he stays.
I seem to remember Redd saying his plan was to stay two years when he first got here in August. Plus I'm pretty sure he's serious about graduating and won't get his degree before next spring.
Redd stays, IMO, at this point for reasons said above. Robey is a tossup. I don't think Woods has a decision yet.
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I think Redd stays. Our O-line should be better next year and will probably rely on the run more with a new starting QB.
I too think Redd stays, lets his shoulder heal and takes care of the ball more.
Redd stays. I don't think he would be drafted in the first three rounds if he left this year.
We'll be pretty stacked at RB next year if Silas returns, with DJ Morgan and Buck Allen here and Davis and Isaac coming in. It will make for some great competition at the RB spot! Wonder if one of the two new kids gets RS though....
I've been so impressed with the smart and technically sound way that Silas runs the ball while showing excellent athleticism. If he finishes out the season strong, NFL gms will also take note. I think he might leave.
Don't forget Tre Madden maybe the best of all of them - assuming his knee has healed.
I don't think Redd's stock is all that high right now and might not even be next year. He's a "just a guy" type that doesn't necessarily stand out in any given area. Not very big, not very fast, not very explosive, etc.. He has pretty good vision and some moves (I like his spin move), but he isn't really a franchise/foundation type back or a great third down back prospect, although he has decent hands out of the backfield. I'm not saying he can't make it in the NFL, but he's isn't a top prospect at all to where teams are going to spend a first day pick on him. But like I said, that doesn't mean he can't make it in the league or have a decent run for a few years.
Woods should leave and would be foolish to stay.
As for Robey he isn't going to get much bigger or taller so I don't think one more year will hurt or improve his stock. His stock will probably be the same this year as it is the next. I have a feeling he stays. It would be nice fro him to possibly get more work in the slot, since that's where I think he'll end up playing most in the NFL. Slot corner has become a more valuable position as of late.
I think TJ's stock has dropped this year, despite being a Thorpe semi-finalist, and his speed will hurt him even more once the combine comes around.
This post was edited by TrueUhuru 20 months ago
How many 5'8 CBs leave early for the NFL?
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He's not getting any taller. If he grades in the third round, he should leave.
Didn't Javier Arenas leave as a Junior? He's only 5-7.
Completely agree. He is a very good college RB, but probably a 3rd-5th rounder. Could be a very productive NFL back, but he doesn't have the speed or explosiveness to be an early pick. Would be very surprised if he left.
What's Redd's family situation like? Does his family need money or is he from an affluent family? Let's be honest, that is usually one of the easy predictors on whether a kid stays or leaves early for the NFL.
His father is a long-time policeman. He's from the same neighborhood in Stamford, Connecticut that Wittek grew up in. He isn't going to be an early entry because his family needs the money.
This is the one thing that is souring me on CFB, kids leaving early. It has ruined CBB (IMO), and is doing the same to CFB. I really couldn't care less about the NFL, I care only about USC FB. Oh well......
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There's no way Isaac redshirts; kid is way too talented. My guess is Isaac solidifies himself in the running back rotation, especially as a third down back because when he gets here he'll have the best hands of any of the backs on the team. IMO, Davis is going to take a few years to develop so I see him redshirting. I don't know that Davis really brings anything unique to the table to break into the rotation early. He looks smaller that his listed stats, so I think he takes time to develop physically and he was very quiet during all the 7 on 7 camps during summer so I don't think he has that extra dimension to be a 3rd down option. I hope Madden's able to get healthy, but I doubt he'll 100% back until two years post surgery. He'll be physically fine, but it always takes players awhile to really get that confidence back in their knee and get back into the swing of things. Madden should be a tremendous option as a power back and I could see him ending up as our starter at some point down the road.
It's going to be interesting to see how Isaac develops. He's got a unique body type for a RB and he looks great catching the ball. He can split out wide like a receiver and has great body control and flexibility. He really looks like he could be a big WR prospect if he wanted to be. He isn't a third down back type to where you just toss some screens and he gets 5-10 yards. He can run some real routes and really screw with the defense and keep them on their toes.
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