NFL Draft 2012: Running Backs Who Might Fit Houston's Scheme

Again, going back to the National Football Post for a look at third day running back prospects. If Houston decides to deal Ben Tate before the draft, they could certainly look at adding one of these guys:

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4. Davin Meggett: Maryland (5-9, 215)
A shorter, thick back with a strong lower half, runs low and has the quickness/acceleration to pick his way through tight areas and explode toward daylight. Lacks a great feel, will slow his feet and not look real natural at times picking his way through traffic. However, when he sees a lane he can be dynamic and get up the field quickly

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Not just any back can fit into Houston's one-cut style. But, the guys who can be most successful have some of what is described here. Dynamic in seeing a lane, explosive towards daylight. Wouldn't necessarily be a great fit unless he's more decisive on making those cuts, but could be a good value guy.

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2. Michael Smith: Utah State (5-9, 205)
He's a powerfully built kid who runs low to the ground, displays good short areas quickness and has a burst when asked to get up the field. He looks explosive pressing space and accelerating toward daylight, could be a nice late round value.

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Again, low running style, good quickness to make those cuts and explosive once he makes a decision. His size isn't ideal, but that's also why he'd be available late in the draft.

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For more NFL draft news, check out SB Nation's latest Mock Draft. For up-to-date Houston Texans news, check out Battle Red Blog.

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