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What do you guys think about noel devine?


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Dont you guys think we could use a player like this especially since we may be able to take him in a late round? He's so fast and his shorter frame seems to give him a great center of gravity. With him and Torain I think we could have a very solid backfield. Anyway, what do you all think?

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I think he's a 6th-7th round pick, or even UDFA that I'd enjoy envisioning scenarios for, where we use him creatively. And then we never would, and we'd have a sturdier Banks.

I think its sketchy that he gained 20 pounds between the Senior Bowl and the Combine, but the 40 he runs at his Pro-Day will show whether he can effectively play at his higher weight. A higher weight which still isn't enough. He needs to prove that not only can he play effectively at his current weight (without shedding all 20 pounds during the season), but that he can add 8-10 pounds more.

Also, isn't he a little old for a rookie?

I do think he's lightning in a bottle, and he'd be fun to watch as a HB/WR hybrid, if Kyle could come up with ways to use him. But I also think he'll be drafted to return kicks in the late rounds, and we've got Banks, so it won't be us.

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What about this guy! Considering we just signed him to future's contract in January.....

In other words.... we already have Noel Devine on our team.... Shawnbrey McNeal..

Shawnbrey McNeal | Running Back

Team: Washington Redskins

Ht / Wt: 5'10' / 190

Age / DOB: (22) / 10/17/1988

College: Southern Methodist

4.5 40 time at 2010 combine

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/09000d5d816d29d9/2010-combine-workout-Shawnbrey-McNeal

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He's probably the 20th best RB in this class at best, but even then, he would most likely be solely a return specialist and the occasional gadget play guy. Considering we already have a guy who fills that role, I think an everydown back is far more important.

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I think he's a coin flip. He has the talent but he's so small but he could end up like a Warrick Dunn.

He doesn't have the running ability of a Warrick Dunn...and you might as well just say "Warrick Dunn" rather than "a Warrick Dunn", because he's really one-of-a-kind. And I don't think Devine has the talent or toughness/physicality to change that at all.

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He doesn't have the running ability of a Warrick Dunn...and you might as well just say "Warrick Dunn" rather than "a Warrick Dunn", because he's really one-of-a-kind. And I don't think Devine has the talent or toughness/physicality to change that at all.

You may be right but people didnt think Spud Webb or Warrick Dunn could make it big time in there respective leagues.

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What about this guy!............ Shawnbrey McNeal.

I'm hoping he'll do great in Shanahan's system. Seems like he's be a great 3rd down option, if he can play in the league.

Guys like McNeal are the ones who will really be hurt from a lockout.

Devine is good, but I don't like him enough to put him on my "hopeful Skins" list.

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What about this guy! Considering we just signed him to future's contract in January.....

In other words.... we already have Noel Devine on our team.... Shawnbrey McNeal..

Shawnbrey McNeal | Running Back

Team: Washington Redskins

Ht / Wt: 5'10' / 190

Age / DOB: (22) / 10/17/1988

College: Southern Methodist

4.5 40 time at 2010 combine

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/09000d5d816d29d9/2010-combine-workout-Shawnbrey-McNeal

This guy seems to be the perfect 3rd down back for us. And he seems to know that himself. I like this prospect.

http://www.tbd.com/blogs/tbd-skins/2010/12/wr-maurice-price-rb-shawnbrey-mcneal-added-to-redskins-practice-squad-5315.html

“I’m great open field and I bring a lot of versatility to the backfield. I can be good on third downs, but also can be good on first down, too. I can hit the home run any time, and I’m a good student of the game.”

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I think he's a coin flip. He has the talent but he's so small but he could end up like a Warrick Dunn.

Wait...Warrick Dunn was kind of awesome.

I don't think that sentence conveyed what you intended.

My problem with Devine is that he attempted to break everything to the outside. That's fine when you are playing Rutgers and South Florida. It's not fine when you are playing the Giants.

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Steve Slaton and Noel Devine are not the same kind of player.

Slaton can run in between the tackles and in truth, is a better RB than Devine is.

That being said, if you can get Devine in space, he can cause a lot problems.

I like Devine, but his size and durability suggest he is no more than a 3rd down RB at best. Note, he doesn't pass block all that well, but does try to stick his nose in there.

As much as it pains me to say it, we would be better off taking Pitt's Dion Lewis as I believe he can bring more to the table than Devine would for the Redskins.

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This guy seems to be the perfect 3rd down back for us. And he seems to know that himself. I like this prospect.

http://www.tbd.com/blogs/tbd-skins/2010/12/wr-maurice-price-rb-shawnbrey-mcneal-added-to-redskins-practice-squad-5315.html

“I’m great open field and I bring a lot of versatility to the backfield. I can be good on third downs, but also can be good on first down, too. I can hit the home run any time, and I’m a good student of the game.”

Bingo we have a guy in Torain who when healthy, can be a very good RB in the NFL and adding a guy like McNeal in on 3rd downs would be a good combo

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Steve Slaton and Noel Devine are not the same kind of player.

Slaton can run in between the tackles and in truth, is a better RB than Devine is.

Tend to agree, so... why don't we go after Slaton instead? Dude had a monster year under Kyle Shan in 2008. Would make a nice complement to Torain; a totally different running style, more home-run ability, can catch a few passes out of the backfield. Is currently buried on Houston's depth chart and could probably be had for chicken feed.

Think about it.

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Tend to agree, so... why don't we go after Slaton instead? Dude had a monster year under Kyle Shan in 2008. Would make a nice complement to Torain; a totally different running style, more home-run ability, can catch a few passes out of the backfield. Is currently buried on Houston's depth chart and could probably be had for chicken feed.

Think about it.

Problem is that he has fumbling issues and that's what has led to his fall to the bottom of the depth chart. If he can fix his fumbling issues the he can be a good starter but we don't know

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Wait...Warrick Dunn was kind of awesome.

I don't think that sentence conveyed what you intended.

My problem with Devine is that he attempted to break everything to the outside. That's fine when you are playing Rutgers and South Florida. It's not fine when you are playing the Giants.

Yea you know what I meant. He COULD be like Warrick Dunn but thats a big IF. Ive seen him play a few times at WV and was somewhat impressed in his first couple seasons doing back up and special teams work. Didnt really get a chance to watch alot of his senior year and how or If he can run inside the tackle but I dont think most teams would use him like that anyway...see Reggie Bush.

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I reallly hoped that the Skins would draft Devine. I like Royster, but I don't know a lot about Helu. Here's hoping that they pick Devine up as a FA. He is quick, fast, and strong. I think that he could kick ass in Shanahan's system.

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Yeah. Because that matters in the NFL.

Hey kid: That was "additional information"! I guess you were the best RB out of your state and rushed for 1,000's of yards in a Division I school! Those are the qualifications which may lead to success in the NFL.

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