Can't believe he was still there!
Suddenly feeling a little better about all of the LB picks.
Great power back pick up. Very productive...very strong. I love this pick.
Steal of the draft.
Makes the Frank Summers pick look like Frank Falls.
"That's just Ben being Superman" -John Madden, Super Bowl XLIII
Why was he still there?
Jonathan Dwyer, 5-11/235
Jonathan Dwyer Scouting Report
By Matt McGuire
Big frame for a RB
Great lower body strength and mass
Makes quick decisions as a runner
Nice traffic runner - shows poise in tight spaces
Great quality of suddenness to his running style
Takes care of the football
Nice short area burst
Hits hole quickly
Patient back who will set up a lineman when given chance
Can pound it between the tackles
Intriguing upside if stars align (change of scheme and conditioning)
Looks overweight - conditioning may be an issue
Just above average speed
No second gear in open field
Shys from contact
Not as powerful a runner as you'd think
Questionable receiver out of backfield
Not a game-breaker in a pro scheme
Unimpressive moves in space to make defenders miss
Doesn't have much elusiveness
Lacks experience in a more conventional running scheme
Highly difficult evaluation
Summary: I want to like Dwyer, but when you combine that he looks out of shape with bad tape, I have a hard time getting behind him. Since early in the season, I have felt he is an overrated prospect. The option scheme limits the evaluation because he is in the three-point stance four yards behind the line of scrimmage (LOS) as opposed to a two-point stance seven yards behind the LOS. I don't see an impressive athlete on tape, but if a team can get him in good condition, he might look like a completely different back in a north-south running scheme. He's the only back in this class that I think has the upside to be a No. 1 in the NFL, but he would certainly be a gamble in the second round.
Player Comparison: Tim Hightower. Hightower is a better pass catcher, but from an athleticism and size standpoint, these players match up.
"Gamble" in the second round = "complete steal" in the mid-6th round
Weight for one thing. He allowed himself to get fat. He can be a good complimentary back if he gets himself right physically and mentally. If he doesn't start to work hard, he will produce very little. It is a good risk pick in the 6th round. I liked Dixon a little bit more, but I can't argue with Dwyer in the 6th round.Originally Posted by SS Laser
The Steelers’ went through seven consecutive drafts (2003-09) without taking an offensive lineman in the first two rounds, the longest such streak by any franchise this century.
Yup.Originally Posted by WoodleyofTroy
Frank "the Tank" is named by body type more than play ability. This guy Dwyer is legitimate... I liked Blount for the same reasons this guy is liked.
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