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RB and what MHR wants? 2.0

Good conversation on this topic. Some want us to sign and draft guys. Some think we can just sign or just draft a guy. Some want a late round pick, some would like to see Miller or Martin taken in the 1st 2 rounds. Some think we need a big back, some think we need speed. Then there are those who think we need both. One thing is for sure, we need more depth at running back. McGahee is 30 and injury prone. Moreno has been injured every year it seems. Ball and Johnson need to be replaced with better talent. Fannin is an unknown, can he stay health for us to find out. The poll has 2 players at the top: Mike Tolbert from San Diego and Doug Martin from Boise State. I've had people want a lower pick like Turbin in the 4th round. So lets jump and see what you guys really want.



Mike Tolbert is a beast. He would comand a contract at about 3-4 million a year, but he is young at the age of 25. He is also hugh at 5'9" and 243lbs. Reminds me of Natrone Means who played for San Diego and Jacksonville. Except Tolbert seems to be able to stay healthy so far, only missing 5 games in 4 years(3 coming in his rookie year). 303 carries the last 2 years and 19 TDs(6.3/100 attempts). Also add in his ability to catch the ball, with 79 catches in the last 2 years and 2 more TDs(2.5/100). I think he could be the 1b to McGahee's 1a. If Tolbert is picked up, I think EFX will wait for a later round to get another RB if that is the plan.

Doug Martin is listed at 5'9" and 218lbs with 4.48 speed. Refered to as the "muscle hamster" by his teammates in college due to his compact build. Is great between the tackles and has some breakaway speed, but did play in a non-BCS division. Does have some problems holding onto the ball, 8 total fumbles last 3 years. With McGahee having that problem last year, do we need somebody else fumbling. Of course Peterson had that problem, and it got fixed. Would commend our 2nd round pick to get. Is that where EFX are looking to add a back. I think if this is there RB in the draft, there would go after a low FA, like Forest or Norwood.

Other later round backs we could see are:

Robert Turbin from Utah State, listed at 5'9" and 216lbs with 4.57 speed. Has 2 consecutive seasons with more then 1,200 yards and more then 13 TD's. Has only fumbled 4 times in college on 545 carries. Is reliable out of the back field with 66 catches in 3 years. Is a tough inside runner, but don't expect him to break off long runs. With his running for 1,500 yards and scoring 19 TDs last year, Utah State made a Bowl game for the first time since 1997. Injuries cought him in 2007 with a foot injury causing him to redshirt and 2010 with a torn ACL. Turbin would probably cost us a 4th round pick.

Chris Rainey from Florida, listed at only 5'8" and 178lbs, but has blazing 4.36 speed. Rainey has the best cut ability and striaght line speed in the draft. I see him more as a WR at the next level. You could also see him in the return game and in the back field with his old teammate Timmy. In his first 4 years in college he only fumbled 5 times on 225 carries, but last year he fumbled 6 times on 155 carries. I don't know what his problem was last year, but hopefully he gets that fixed. During his time with Timmy, he averaged 7.1 yards a carry. not bad. I think he could add some speed this team is lacking, but might have to us our 3rd round pick on him.

Of course the are others, but I'm going to stop there. Who do you goes want? A proven vet who has a noise for the endzone? Or a rookie who can prove himself this year and take over for McGahee next year? Or do you want both? Let you voice be heard. Have a great day and Go Broncos!!!

This is a Fan-Created Comment on MileHighReport.com. The opinion here is not necessarily shared by the editorial staff of MHR

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