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Sanka
04-27-2008, 09:33 AM
Wtf was that pick?

SBK
04-27-2008, 09:34 AM
He's a running back.

wazu
04-27-2008, 09:34 AM
It looks like somebody let Carl back into the war room.

Sanka
04-27-2008, 09:35 AM
I know who he is, but why? Carl must be running the show again.

Ultra Peanut
04-27-2008, 09:35 AM
BPA

Return candidate and a home-run hitter.

Compares To: JULIUS JONES-Dallas...Charles has great outside running ability, but like his former teammate, Selvin Young (Denver) and Jones, he is best when utilized as a change-of-pace back. He is an excellent outside runner, but because of a lack of bulk and strength, he gets pushed back or engulfed going up the gut, where he also has fumble issues. Use him in a shared alignment much like the Cowboys did with Jones and Marion Barber or like the Giants did with Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw, and you will get good quality in return. At this time, more than 15 carries in any game brings a risk of wearing him down, which invites injury.

Cave Johnson
04-27-2008, 09:35 AM
Gotta be a reflection on LJ and Kolby. Or a change of pace back.

BIOGRAPHY: Two-time All-Conference selection who led Texas on the ground last season posting 258/1619/18 and adding 17 receptions. Sophomore-year totals included 156/831/7 carrying the ball when he started just one game. Track and field sprint champion awarded All-American honors in the 100-meter dash.

POSITIVES: Speedy ball-carrier who can take it the distance when given the slightest bit of open space. Runs with good lean and displays a tremendous burst of speed. Can switch it on with a single step and leave defenders in the dust. Keeps his feet driving up the field, deceptively strong in his lower body, and falls forward when tackled. Possesses the speed and footwork necessary to turn the corner. A patient back who finds the running lanes.

NEGATIVES: Not an elusive ball-carrier who creates yardage. Easily knocked off balance by the first hit. Average pass-catcher out of the backfield.

ANALYSIS: Charles is a tremendous athlete with home run speed, yet he.s a prospect who.s still learning to how to become a complete running back. He offers terrific upside potential and could start at the next level if he ever completes his game.

PROJECTION: Middle Second Round

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2008/draft/players/43816.html

BigMeatballDave
04-27-2008, 09:35 AM
:spock::grr:

catfish307
04-27-2008, 09:36 AM
That was the stupidest *****in pick I've seen yet. Carl I knew you would redeem yourself on the 2nd day. You stupid ass!!!

Sully
04-27-2008, 09:36 AM
BPA

Good pick

Stick with the game plan...

Deberg_1990
04-27-2008, 09:37 AM
Relax.

YOu can NEVER have enough RB's in the NFL. Look at the Giants last year.

Sanka
04-27-2008, 09:37 AM
They need to redeem them self real quickly right here.

wazu
04-27-2008, 09:37 AM
Relax.

YOu can NEVER have enough RB's in the NFL. Look at the Giants last year.

Or TEs.

tomahawk kid
04-27-2008, 09:38 AM
Jesus Christ people - seriously.

NOT drafting for depth in the past (think OL) is how we got into this situation.

This is a great pick at this point.

ChiliConCarnage
04-27-2008, 09:39 AM
:( wow.. I wasn't expecting that.

Pablo
04-27-2008, 09:40 AM
It's funny how some people are flipping shit about Charles, but there are so many posters who were advocating taking a FB(Schmitt) in the 3rd or 4th.

Now, Brad Cottam..that is a WTF pick.

Ultra Peanut
04-27-2008, 09:41 AM
Now Brad Cottam. THERE'S a shitty ****ing pick.

Cave Johnson
04-27-2008, 09:41 AM
Charles and Cottam scream CP picks.

wazu
04-27-2008, 09:41 AM
Jesus Christ people - seriously.

NOT drafting for depth in the past (think OL) is how we got into this situation.

This is a great pick at this point.

I'm not against drafting depth, but I do think it would be nice to have some starters first. We already have a proven back-up RB. I don't see how adding a fumblerooskie to the RB list does that much for us.

tomahawk kid
04-27-2008, 09:41 AM
It's funny how some people are flipping shit about Charles, but there are so many posters who were advocating taking a FB(Schmitt) in the 3rd or 4th.

Now, Brad Cottam..that is a WTF pick.

You've only got Tony G at TE, so you need someone there.

Sanka
04-27-2008, 09:41 AM
Terrible day 2.

catfish307
04-27-2008, 09:42 AM
Jesus Christ people - seriously.

NOT drafting for depth in the past (think OL) is how we got into this situation.

This is a great pick at this point.


You're on crack!

tomahawk kid
04-27-2008, 09:43 AM
I'm not against drafting depth, but I do think it would be nice to have some starters first. We already have a proven back-up RB. I don't see how adding a fumblerooskie to the RB list does that much for us.


I'd rather have that than reaching for a position of need.

2bikemike
04-27-2008, 09:43 AM
You've only got Tony G at TE, so you need someone there.


You read that guys bio? He sounds a lot more fragile than Croyle.

Cave Johnson
04-27-2008, 09:43 AM
We need OG (or OT) and a 2nd WR, yet we draft luxury picks. WTF.

Deberg_1990
04-27-2008, 09:44 AM
Cris Carter just mentioned that Arrowhead has one of the worst Fields in the NFL (True) which will negate Charles speed.

Isnt KC going back to turf??

tomahawk kid
04-27-2008, 09:44 AM
You're on crack!

You're right.

I'm not freaking out about 2 extra 3rd round picks.

Obviously, I'm on crack.

HolmeZz
04-27-2008, 09:45 AM
Jamaal Charles was a very nice pick. A first rounder if he had carried the load for a while and didn't fumble as much. He's just as explosive as McFadden.

Beats trading a 2nd next year for Jacob Hester. LMAO

Bearcat
04-27-2008, 09:46 AM
Sterling Sharpe just mentioned that Arrowhead has one of the worst Fields in the NFL (True) which will negate Charles speed.

Isnt KC going back to turf??

Freakin' Wizards! :cuss:


(It was Cris Carter)

Sanka
04-27-2008, 09:47 AM
Do we go kicker with our 3rd 3 rounder?

ILChief
04-27-2008, 09:47 AM
I thought for sure we were taking Early Doucet.

the Talking Can
04-27-2008, 09:47 AM
That was the stupidest *****in pick I've seen yet. Carl I knew you would redeem yourself on the 2nd day. You stupid ass!!!

go back to WPI were dumbasses like you belong

banyon
04-27-2008, 09:48 AM
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catfish307
04-27-2008, 09:48 AM
You're right.

I'm not freaking out about 2 extra 3rd round picks.

Obviously, I'm on crack.


Waste the extra picks. Are you related to Peterson and Edwards???
We need a hell of a lot more important picks than running backs and tight ends

J Diddy
04-27-2008, 09:48 AM
You've only got Tony G at TE, so you need someone there.

don't we still have michael allen

steve_minor
04-27-2008, 09:49 AM
ESPN had the 20 Best Players Left

Charles was #2

and

Cottam was like #16

Sanka
04-27-2008, 09:49 AM
We are up again in less than 4 minutes.

banyon
04-27-2008, 09:49 AM
For GoChiefs, Star Wars Style

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Sanka
04-27-2008, 09:50 AM
ESPN had the 20 Best Players Left

Charles was #2

and
the Cottam was like #16

And what was available from 3-15?

mylittlepony
04-27-2008, 09:51 AM
We're getting some sick value right here. A blocking TE with that type of body and speed. Yes please. 6'7 and a '37 Vertical, were gonna be so stacked in the redzone.

J Diddy
04-27-2008, 09:51 AM
Cottam redshirted in 2003. He appeared in 24 games over the next two seasons (2004-'05) but recorded just two receptions for 34 yards in that span. He played in all 13 games (six starts) in 2006, turning in 14 receptions for 182 yards (13.0 average). A wrist injury that required surgery cost Cottam the first nine games of his senior season, but he finished 2007 with five receptions for 125 yards (25.0 average) and a touchdown in five games. Cottam is the most intriguing tight end prospect in the 2008 class. He had as many catches (five) in 2007 as he did operations during his collegiate career. However, Cottam proved to be the most consistent tight end during the week of Senior Bowl practice and his combination of size, agility and reliable hands could land Cottam a spot as early as the third round.



know we know
at least it wasn't the fifth pick in the draft

tomahawk kid
04-27-2008, 09:51 AM
Waste the extra picks. Are you related to Peterson and Edwards???
We need a hell of a lot more important picks than running backs and tight ends

Totally.

I'm Edwards illegitimate son and Carl's is my mother's uncle twice removed.

Don't you have a Busch Light getting warm somewhere?

steve_minor
04-27-2008, 09:51 AM
I agree Cottam was a surprise, but he can fill in for Dunn

CoMoChief
04-27-2008, 09:52 AM
I'm not too upset about this pick. Looks as if maybe we will try to trade LJ perhaps. I'm all for that.

But to pass up on Dan Connor and Reggie Smith is dumb. But thats how the board falls.

Smith would have looked good in red n gold.

oaklandhater
04-27-2008, 09:52 AM
Am I the only one who thinks its funny that NFLN IS ripping on the Chiefs now when they loved us so much Day one?

nychief
04-27-2008, 09:52 AM
priest holmes.....part 2.

Sanka
04-27-2008, 09:53 AM
You know what Im not to mad about the Charles pick. Maybe it could motivate LJ to run like he was once capable of. That is if he isn't purely damaged goods.

CanadaKC
04-27-2008, 09:53 AM
the sporting news had Jamaal ranked 29th overall!

tomahawk kid
04-27-2008, 09:53 AM
Am I the only one who thinks its funny that NFLN IS ripping on the Chiefs now when they loved us so much Day one?

Fatf#ck Jamie Dukes ripped the Cottam pick. EVeryone seemed to be on board with the Charles selection.

J Diddy
04-27-2008, 09:54 AM
We're getting some sick value right here. A blocking TE with that type of body and speed. Yes please. 6'7 and a '37 Vertical, were gonna be so stacked in the redzone.


so we get a rb who's being compared to mcfadden with less risk and dunn's replacement

ChiefInDenver
04-27-2008, 09:54 AM
Charles is a good pick. He may be the best RB available and we need a change of pace homerun hitter. Damn Early Doucet gone to the Cardinals.

Cave Johnson
04-27-2008, 09:54 AM
don't we still have michael allen

Don't see him developing into a complete TE. He's more of a big WR.

Friendo
04-27-2008, 09:54 AM
[QUOTE=CoMoChief;4717498]I'm not too upset about this pick. Looks as if maybe we will try to trade LJ perhaps. I'm all for that.


my take as well:thumb:

Deberg_1990
04-27-2008, 09:55 AM
I dont get some of you guys...

Teams ALWAYS need RB's and TE's and will always need to draft for depth.

Dont forget about special teams as well.

siberian khatru
04-27-2008, 09:55 AM
the sporting news had Jamaal ranked 29th overall!

And USA Today Sports Weekly had him 33.

Sanka
04-27-2008, 09:55 AM
DaJuan Morgan, now I like that pick.

Spott
04-27-2008, 09:55 AM
Maybe we wanted somebody to be a RB who wasn't more interested in being the next(insert rapper name here).

J Diddy
04-27-2008, 09:57 AM
I'm not too upset about this pick. Looks as if maybe we will try to trade LJ perhaps. I'm all for that.

But to pass up on Dan Connor and Reggie Smith is dumb. But thats how the board falls.

Smith would have looked good in red n gold.


I don't think we could trade LJ, if we are going to do that we would have done that before he signed that contract


I think he's a goner when he gets cheap enough to cut.

BigMeatballDave
04-27-2008, 09:58 AM
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doomy3
04-27-2008, 10:00 AM
Dammit, I can't believe we drafted a damn good RB! WTF? Why do we need good players????

BigMeatballDave
04-27-2008, 10:02 AM
I'm not too upset about this pick. Looks as if maybe we will try to trade LJ perhaps. I'm all for that.

But to pass up on Dan Connor and Reggie Smith is dumb. But thats how the board falls.

Smith would have looked good in red n gold.Not this shit again. How many times do people have to be told LJ IS UNTRADABLE NOW. Hello? New contract. Pay attention people.

suds79
04-27-2008, 10:02 AM
I like the Jamaal Charles pick.

This guy is lightening quick and fast.

He'd be a good back to get a few carries or swing passes to a game and he might even be able to help in the return game. Not sure there but it wouldn't surprise me.

ChiefInDenver
04-27-2008, 10:04 AM
Brad Cottam is a Stud. ESPN loves our Draft. We are getting the players we want. Cottam has 1st round talent.

BigMeatballDave
04-27-2008, 10:05 AM
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DT Fan
04-27-2008, 10:06 AM
I don't mind the Charles pick. Granted we RB isn't a position of need, but a lot of people gave him a first round grade and maybe having a viable alternative to LJ can extend his career by a season or two.

I don't get the Cottam pick, though, unless they think he might even develop into an O-Lineman. I might not have minded so much with the third pick, but we need a starting caliber WR and my favorite remaining player, Early Doucet, was still on the board. He likely would have started from Day 1 for us.

Oh well.

At least they redeemed themselves big time with a great DeJuan Morgan pick.

With Flowers and Morgan, we've definitely upgraded our secondary in this draft.

J Diddy
04-27-2008, 10:08 AM
Dammit, I can't believe we drafted a damn good RB! WTF? Why do we need good players????


everybody was bitching for us reaching

now kc is sticking to their board and they're still bitching

BigRedChief
04-27-2008, 10:10 AM
I dont get some of you guys...

Teams ALWAYS need RB's and TE's and will always need to draft for depth.

Dont forget about special teams as well.
I agree but we can get backups in the 4th round. We need OL and CB help. The 3rd round is when you can sometimes get some quality starterrs at those positions.

BigVE
04-27-2008, 10:12 AM
Nothing has changed since yesterday. Get the best value at each pick. We have needs EVERYWHERE so no matter what it will be drafting for need. I was saying yesterday it would be nice if we somehow got Charles in day 2...didn't really think it would happen. I'm still very happy with this draft. Now we need a WR, and some DE/OL prospects.

thurman merman
04-27-2008, 10:12 AM
We're getting some sick value right here. A blocking TE with that type of body and speed. Yes please. 6'7 and a '37 Vertical, were gonna be so stacked in the redzone.

yeah, except for still no offensive line.

thurman merman
04-27-2008, 10:13 AM
I dont get some of you guys...

Teams ALWAYS need RB's and TE's and will always need to draft for depth.

Dont forget about special teams as well.

uh, how about some depth at WAY more important positions, like wide receiver and offensive line?

boogblaster
04-27-2008, 10:14 AM
The RB pick was a good one ... you never know what can happen to your RBs.. look at last year ...

evolve27
04-27-2008, 10:15 AM
Charles makes people miss unlike LJ and makes our mediocre line look better.

SDChief
04-27-2008, 10:16 AM
uh, how about some depth at WAY more important positions, like wide receiver and offensive line?


they are getting the BPA, if you reach for position, it sets you back. example the last decade of picks at defensive line minus Allen who was picked in the fourth round by accident.

Deberg_1990
04-27-2008, 10:17 AM
uh, how about some depth at WAY more important positions, like wide receiver and offensive line?

Im not a scout, and im not running the team. I wont pretend to think im smarter than the Chiefs front office.

alot of these picks will bust, but im sure they have a reason for picking guys where they pick them.

They still have 6 or 7 picks left.

thurman merman
04-27-2008, 10:18 AM
Im not a scout, and im not running the team. I wont pretend to think im smarter than the Chiefs front office.

alot of these picks will bust, but im sure they have a reason for picking guys where they pick them.

They still have 6 or 7 picks left.

yeah, i'm sure there will be a lot of tremendous wide receivers and offensive linemen in the 6th and 7th round. that always works out really well for the chiefs.

tk13
04-27-2008, 10:18 AM
You can never, ever, ever, ever... have too many running backs.

SDChief
04-27-2008, 10:19 AM
I also think and hope the Chiefs think there will be a whole lot of OL help in the 4th and
5th rounds.

eazyb81
04-27-2008, 10:19 AM
It's hilarious that anyone is bitching about this pick.

Deberg_1990
04-27-2008, 10:20 AM
yeah, i'm sure there will be a lot of tremendous wide receivers and offensive linemen in the 6th and 7th round. that always works out really well for the chiefs.

WR's not so much....but linemen yes. The team has clearly targeted this year to rebuild the infrastructure.

Remember this is a 2-3 year rebuild. You cant expect to get everything you need in one year. Thats not reality.

tk13
04-27-2008, 10:20 AM
yeah, i'm sure there will be a lot of tremendous wide receivers and offensive linemen in the 6th and 7th round. that always works out really well for the chiefs.
I agree we need more depth at WR, but we need more depth at RB too... that's why this team was 4-12. What happens if we have an injury at RB like last year?

thurman merman
04-27-2008, 10:21 AM
I agree we need more depth at WR, but we need more depth at RB too... that's why this team was 4-12. What happens if we have an injury at RB like last year?

they already have two good running backs. they have one good wide receiver, and no depth whatsoever at that position.

RINGLEADER
04-27-2008, 10:23 AM
LOVE THIS DRAFT! Filling needs, building depth. We're not going to fix all our problems this year -- so getting the amazing value we're getting is spectacular!

Deberg_1990
04-27-2008, 10:24 AM
they already have two good running backs. they have one good wide receiver, and no depth whatsoever at that position.

You can NEVER have enough good RB's. Every team drafts RB every single year.

The Giants went through 4 good RB's last year.

CupidStunt
04-27-2008, 10:26 AM
Kolby Smith is okay, but he can't score from anywhere on the field. Charles can.

irishjayhawk
04-27-2008, 10:27 AM
After watching some tapes, I think the only real head scratcher is the extreme value pick of Charles. We could have had Early Doucet for WR which we need rather than RB that we have 2 already.

That said, it's a good value pick.


Still, gotta say this draft has been damn near perfect. I'd like Nixs to fall to us in 4 but if not we gotta look at Anthony Collins.

Rudy lost the toss
04-27-2008, 10:28 AM
I really like Charles...Cottam is a meh pick. happy with Morgan

Tribal Warfare
04-27-2008, 10:29 AM
Kolby Smith is okay, but he can't score from anywhere on the field. Charles can.



he can return kicks also

MyChiefConcern
04-27-2008, 10:30 AM
Are some of you people really comparing Jamaal Charles to Darren McFadden?

BigVE
04-27-2008, 10:32 AM
NFL network is pimping/praising ALL of our round 3 picks guys....ALL of them.

DJ's left nut
04-27-2008, 10:34 AM
they already have two good running backs. they have one good wide receiver, and no depth whatsoever at that position.

Oh c'mon.

The Chiefs have one RB that may NEVER be worth a crap again. LJ could be done.

They have another okay running back. Not a good one, not a bad one. Just an okay player. He's not a guy that you pass on a huge value pick like Jamaal Charles for.

BigVE
04-27-2008, 10:35 AM
Called Morgan a down-hill player and a heat seaking missile. Said Cottam would have been the number one TE in the draft if it weren't for his past injuries, still good value.

blueballs
04-27-2008, 10:40 AM
Herm Edwards will run the ball
will run the ball - will run the ball
need as many fresh legs as the roster will allow

Ultra Peanut
04-27-2008, 10:43 AM
Charles makes people miss unlike LJ and makes our mediocre line look better.Charles is also really good at catching, so he's the perfect kind of player to complement LJ.

DT58HOF
04-27-2008, 10:49 AM
The best players still available
really from the 4th round down, i would be happy with any of these guys now

WR Ande Caldwell (Fla)
CB Justin King (PSU)
DT Dre Moore (MD)
T Carl Nicks (Neb)
WR Marcus Monk (Ark)
LB Erin Henderson (MD) E.J. Henderson of Minn' brother
T Anthony Collins (Kan)
LB Xavier Adibi (VA Tech)
QB John David Booty (USC)
C John Sullivan (ND)

DJ's left nut
04-27-2008, 10:56 AM
King's gone.

Nicks, Caldwell or Adibi would be pretty nice. Gotta think they take Nicks if he's there.

buddha
04-27-2008, 11:01 AM
I love the Charles pick. Did anybody see Texas' last bowl game? Charles just ran wild. KC has probably never had a RB as fast as Jamal Charles...at least none come to mind. He has home run ability and home run production.

MOhillbilly
04-27-2008, 11:46 AM
bet money they drafted charles as a return guy.

KcMizzou
04-27-2008, 11:49 AM
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Sure-Oz
04-27-2008, 11:50 AM
I like this pick, a good 3rd down back possible HR/KR type

KcMizzou
04-27-2008, 11:52 AM
I like this pick, a good 3rd down back possible HR/KR type
Maybe he'll turn out to be as good as our last Texas RB. :shrug:

Sure-Oz
04-27-2008, 11:53 AM
Maybe he'll turn out to be as good as our last Texas RB. :shrug:

That would be pretty nice if he had those skills or close :D Atleast he has more speed.

Deberg_1990
04-27-2008, 11:54 AM
Maybe he'll turn out to be as good as our last Texas RB. :shrug:

You mean Greg Hill from A&M?? ROFL

Sure-Oz
04-27-2008, 11:55 AM
You mean Greg Hill from A&M?? ROFL

priest you bastaaad no greg hill shizznit

Buehler445
04-27-2008, 12:08 PM
You've only got Tony G at TE, so you need someone there.

I'd rather have that kid from cal.

88TG88
04-27-2008, 12:10 PM
I'd rather have that kid from cal.

agreed

Fish
04-27-2008, 12:14 PM
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That's a surprisingly impressive video. This kid runs low, and has great balance. Nice break away speed.

I'm liking this pick more and more....

Rausch
04-27-2008, 12:17 PM
From the vid he looks like a speedster that keeps it north/south. Makes a few cuts but doesn't dance around a lot. I like it.

Tribal Warfare
04-27-2008, 03:01 PM
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Torch7
04-28-2008, 10:40 AM
Been a lurker on this site for a few years now. I believe the Chiefs got a great value with the Charles pick, been following Charles career, and he has the potential to be a great NFL back. He will need to be groomed, however. Keep in mind most of the video's that are being shown on this thread are from his Sophmore Season... He has a world of potential coming out as a Junior. If he can be given time to grow, you will see a great running back, develop.

MVChiefFan
04-28-2008, 11:07 AM
Been a lurker on this site for a few years now. I believe the Chiefs got a great value with the Charles pick, been following Charles career, and he has the potential to be a great NFL back. He will need to be groomed, however. Keep in mind most of the video's that are being shown on this thread are from his Sophmore Season... He has a world of potential coming out as a Junior. If he can be given time to grow, you will see a great running back, develop.

Is this Jamaal Charles???

Torch7
04-28-2008, 11:13 AM
Is this Jamaal Charles???

yes, I'm found out.

MVChiefFan
04-28-2008, 11:20 AM
yes, I'm found out.

:clap: Nice!

Valiant
04-28-2008, 01:01 PM
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I hope he is good, but watching that video does not really convince me.. He holds the ball way to out, which someone said he has a fumbling problem.. Hopefully his extra gear is enough in the pros because everyone is much faster on the NFL level.. Also, those holes he was getting were enormous.. He was not getting touched until blowing past the standing LB'rs..

The good things I saw though was he has decent hands and can avoid shots when he is getting tackled.. Hopefully he can make people miss ala Dante while running the ball..

Hopefully it is the player and not the system..

BigChiefFan
04-28-2008, 01:29 PM
He's our young version of Michael Bennett-the change of pace back.

El Jefe
04-28-2008, 01:31 PM
Relax.

YOu can NEVER have enough RB's in the NFL. Look at the Giants last year.

I was about to say the same thing. Great Post :clap:

StcChief
04-28-2008, 02:04 PM
Change of pace for LJ, likely his future replacement.

Chief_in_Commander
04-28-2008, 03:06 PM
Should make him and kolby both alot better competing against each other. We are going to need a good stable with an unproven line as well, great value pick here.

Count Alex's Losses
04-28-2008, 03:13 PM
Clinton Portis II

DT Fan
04-28-2008, 03:28 PM
I'd love it if we could split him out wide like Reggie Bush. Not sure if he can catch well enough or run routes well enough for that, but if he can, it might help alleviate some of our WR woes and give us our offense a little more versatility.

OnTheWarpath58
04-28-2008, 04:31 PM
Clinton Portis II

Not sure if that's a compliment or a kick in teh nuts...

Mecca
04-28-2008, 04:48 PM
Yea the thing with him people need to understand is he isn't tiny he's 200lbs and he doesn't look fast...he ran a 4.38.

His first step is a little slow he doesn't have explosive first step acceleration that's really his only knock that stands out.

Count Alex's Losses
04-28-2008, 04:51 PM
Not sure if that's a compliment or a kick in teh nuts...

Always liked Portis.

Chiefmanwillcatch
04-28-2008, 05:10 PM
3rd round picks= bullshit except maybe the safety.

Mecca
04-28-2008, 05:12 PM
3rd round picks= bullshit except maybe the safety.

Uh I think you're wrong but ok.

Torch7
04-29-2008, 10:22 AM
I wanted to annotate something from my previous statement.... I had a brainless moment... Most of those videos, displayed on this page are from his 2 Seasons ago. Vince Young is at QB and has been in the NFL two seasons. He was a true freshman... just running of instinct.

Hawk
04-29-2008, 04:27 PM
I can't believe this thread. Honestly. Charles has a ton of talent and was a HUGE value in the 3rd round. I expected people to be more excited about him, I am in shock at all the negative posts.

And don't tell me he can't accelerate, he ran a 10.18 100 meters in the finals of the NCAA championships as a freshman, and he also set the UT record for the 60 (indoor T&F) as a freshman. The guy has elite speed. Hell, Texas fans thought he might go under 4.3 at the combine. Give him a few more tries and he might have.

That being said, he's more than just a speed back. He shared time with Selvin Young (Broncos) his first two years and did well, and when he finally got the full load as a Junior, he put up great numbers and personally saved Texas' ass in several games (i.e. his 200 yard 3TD 4th quarter in a comeback win over Nebraska last season).

You can also split Jamaal out to catch the ball as he had some success at that in college (i.e. 70+ yard catch on a wheel route to win Texas' bowl game against Iowa last season). Anyway, Jamaal's a player, and KC got a steal getting him in the 3rd round. You will all be very happy with this pick.

My fondest memory of Jamaal as a Texas fan was the way he played as a freshman in his 2nd ever career game which was a night game on the road at Ohio State with national title hopes on the line. He rose to that challenge and had some key runs and catches to help Texas win that game, but his best play was on an interception by A.J. Hawk. Here is the clip of that play on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlEsmN4vluA

You guys should be excited to add Charles to the Chiefs, especially at the value you got him for in the 3rd round.