And then do what? Flame out when they play the teams with good QBs and actual passing games? Yeah from our perspective that looks great, but we’re the most starved fanbase in the league. They had their playoff run a few years back, but the razor-thin margin for error of that style caught up to them against KC. One mistake and the floodgates opened. The Titans have no future unless they get with the times.
Size is a huge concern, he has limitations because of it such as running through tackles, pass protection as well as length while operating as a receiver. Corum may be able to catch a football on a swing pass, but Robinson is running NFL WR routes which is why he averages over 10 yards per catch. Robinson has several elite traits, Corum has zero. He’s a bleh back, much like Devin Singletary, but faster.
Agreed, they’re a team that can’t play from behind. You start playing big boy teams, you need to be able to put up points if you can’t run and play defense. That’s what’s so great about this Lions team, we really can hang with anyone on any given day.
Yes Robinson is a better receiving threat, but ive yet to see Robinson do something running the ball that Corum cant. Breaking tackles? There is a reason Corum was money on the goalline, he breaks tackles and moves piles all day long.
Under general manager Brad Holmes, the Lions have taken elite talents and not reached for need. Hence, I could see them taking the best player in the 2023 NFL Draft, like Robinson. D’Andre Swift is a talented back, but he is incapable of staying healthy and handling a big work load. Swift is definitely not worthy of a big extension. Jamaal Williams is also an impending free agent. Even if Williams is re-signed, he is more of a solid No. 2 and not a dynamic game changer. Jared Goff helped guide the Rams to the Super Bowl thanks to a dominant running game with Todd Gurley and a good defense. Robinson is a running back who has the potential to become a Lions legend that reminds their fanbase of the Barry Sanders days.
I really like Bijan, my thing with Bijan is that is he THAT much better at #6 or #18 than a guy like Charbonnet or Spears or McBride later in the draft?
I don’t know. There’s so much RB talent in this draft, I don’t know if it makes sense to draft Bijan early. Glad I don’t have to make the decision. RB is so undervalued, I think you can find a stud in the 5th round in this draft.
You watched Corum run against Big 10 competition (and a few early patsies) behind a REALLY good offensive line. Look at the Ohio State game this year. They had one of the best defenses in the big 10 and Edwards went off for 216 yards on 22 carries. Ever think it was the place as much as the player.
Would I like him on my team, with this OL, hell ya!! Is he all that? not quite.
The year before he was behind Haskins, so Harbaugh obviously thought he was not as good as Haskins. and how has Haskins performed in the NFL?
Corum has terrific feet and vision, to go with good contact balance and lateral agility. The OSU game and Illinois and even TCU it was clear they missed Corum. Edwards is not as good in confined space, his long speed accounts for his yardage. 2 runs vs osu for 155 of his yds at the end of the 4th
He was behind Haskins because he was younger and smaller, but it was a true 1-2 punch.
This sounds good on paper but its not based in reality. But you have to map out the data side by side and let it speak to you. You can’t shoe horn a conclusion and you can’t say “oh they can afford to do that because…” Just let the data be the data.
In the end drafting still comes down to taking good football players. I will give you an example of the kind of weird data you are going to find, but don’t allow yourself to overthink it. You brought up taking a kicker in the 1st round. The last team that did that won the division 3 straight years and went to the Super Bowl.
Just take good players. If you can work in positional value…great. If not, don’t kill yourself over it or take a lesser player just to make the position make more sense.
This is a big thing that people are missing. They are fixated only on production. And I think that’s great for the most part. But once a back reaches a particular skill level and respect around the league, the equation changes. WR value increased when teams realized the value of a guy who impacts coverage. Prior to that many teams only valued receivers on the handful of grabs they had per game.