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Friday, February 1, 2008

Norwood, Jerious: Value Notes

DocT 5/7/07: I'm making my next pick soon on RBs, and don't really want a very high risk pick. How high risk is Norwood? You said you don't see him as every down back, but what exactly do you see him as? How many carries/game? Is there a chance that Petrino messes with a great running system and it fails miserably?

Sons of the Tundra: I see him as a guy who will be paired with another runner. I don't have a great feel for his receiving abilities yet, but I watched quite a few Falcons games last year...and it was clear he was much more effective as the change of pace guy. I don't think he's the kind of every down stud that an offense builds its running game around.

I think he'd ideally be paired with a pounder to get the tough yards and soften up the defense. We'll see.

I personally would not draft Norwood unless I got him late in the draft at a good discount. It's not that I don't believe he's talented or explosive. I just believe his ultimate role is going to be paired with another runner. Can he take that and make it valuable like Bush & Mo-Jo? That's the $20,000 question.

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