Stevan Ridley - Must watch

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    Stevan Ridley - Must watch

    I saw this video minutes after the Pats drafted the kid... Many of you probably have too. Still worth watching. Can't wait to see the kid in pre-season.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMFrBEQiGb8
     
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    I saw this video minutes after the Pats drafted the kid... Many of you probably have too. Still worth watching. Can't wait to see the kid in pre-season.
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    what video
     
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    ummmmm.........
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMFrBEQiGb8

    Ive been really high on this kid since day one...just watch I can see him being are number 1 RB in a couple years. There is a reason they got a him a few picks after vereen they see something in him
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMFrBEQiGb8 Ive been really high on this kid since day one...just watch I can see him being are number 1 RB in a couple years. There is a reason they got a him a few picks after vereen they see something in him
    Posted by xxcodyfxx

    oh that's my bad. haha. that is the one.
     
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    The dude got some heat to him.
     
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    does anyone have any first hand reports on him from camp so far? most of the local media hasnt said much about him that i have noticed, except for patriots weekly blog. they have mentioned a few times that he looks more fluid and agile than his draft reports lead us to believe. i'm excited about this guy.

     
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    i hope he has very strong arms, becasue he's hard to bring down and he fights for yards after contact.
     
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    does anyone have any first hand reports on him from camp so far? most of the local media hasnt said much about him that i have noticed, except for patriots weekly blog. they have mentioned a few times that he looks more fluid and agile than his draft reports lead us to believe. i'm excited about this guy.
    Posted by artielang

    not a whole lot has been reported about him, but all reports I have heard have been positive. PFW guys are surprised by him.
     
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    Runs with a good angle

    stiff hips - never going to make someone miss in space

    fights for extra yards - wide body and thick legs tough to bring down



    --> Kinda reminded me of a poor man's Marshawn Lynch

    I could see Vereen and this kid forming a similar duo to the one that Carolina has in DeAngelo Wiliams (Vereen) and Jonathan Stewart (Ridley)
     
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    Runs with a good angle stiff hips - never going to make someone miss in space fights for extra yards - wide body and thick legs tough to bring down -- /> Kinda reminded me of a poor man's Marshawn Lynch I could see Vereen and this kid forming a similar duo to the one that Carolina has in DeAngelo Wiliams (Vereen) and Jonathan Stewart (Ridley)
    Posted by Artist-Frmrly-Knwn-As-NickC1188

    that sounds great, but what becomes of BJGE and Woodhead. JOGJAM
     
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    Runs with a good angle stiff hips - never going to make someone miss in space fights for extra yards - wide body and thick legs tough to bring down -- /> Kinda reminded me of a poor man's Marshawn Lynch I could see Vereen and this kid forming a similar duo to the one that Carolina has in DeAngelo Wiliams (Vereen) and Jonathan Stewart (Ridley)
    Posted by Artist-Frmrly-Knwn-As-NickC1188


    I think Cedric Benson is a better guy to compare him too.

    Dissappointed that he dropped some passes the last couple days and fumbled. Although he isn't a butter fingers. 

    But still his measurables and running style are reminiscent of a big back with a little shift like Cedric Benson. They share (when Benson is healthy) that quality of being really quick for a guy their size. Ridley gets on holes and defenders with a lot of quickness. And he isn't a classic HR threat, but he can break them better than BJGE and is a load to bring down in the field.

    He is also really tough, and I can say that he loves to play, unlike Charles Scott, his massive predecessor, who sometimes appeared to not be really fired up.

    I see him being a kind of game plan back at first. BB will likely plug him in against teams that are light in the defensive front and backfield. He could also be an awesome clock-killing back. Bringing this kid in in the 4th quarter  ... ouch ... he will be a load against a tired defense .... which is exactly when he got his best yardage in the NCAA. He is also a better short yardage runner than BJGE. Not that BJGE is terrible ... but he isn't excellent. Ridley has flashed the ability to be really excellent at this.

    I see a good chance that he could develop into the lead back. More than anyone on the roster, Ridley is physically built to carry a load. He could carry the rock 20-30 times a game and you wouldn't have to worry about him breaking down. He's one of those cats who looks frighteningly fresh in the 4th quarter.  

    I will root for this kid all the way.

    Incidentally, good mojo? Stevan Ridley tied Kevin Faulk's LSU Tiger single season record of 15 rushing TDs last year.
     
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    Tom Curran wrote that he has been a surprise, with nice size, some quickness and wiggle. If this is true and accurate, then the pats have found themselves a gem, because guys in his size category generally are one trick ponies that last three years before something breaks.
     
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    @zbellino - i forgot that marshawn lynch could catch... Cedric Benson is a better comparison (need to sub if you want speed/agility/pass-catching)
     
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    And some said they didn't get this pick.  Amazing.  He runs, catches and blocks and he did it in spot/complementary duty at LSU which means he knows how to produce at a high level when called upon. Great pick. Corey Dillon (not as good a runner) with better hands.
    Posted by RidingWithTheKing


    He does remind me of Dillon, a little too upright, little stiff, but just a violent runner. Dillon ran angry, I've never seen someone do that for so long, he just wanted to hurt people and be nasty...and he was. He was built like a rock and I couldn't believe the hits he'd take. Can this kid be like that? Probably not, he looks a little doughy and happy compared to Dillion, but who knows?
     
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