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:â†µ
4. Davin Meggett: Maryland (5-9, 215)â†µ
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
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.â†µ
2. Michael Smith: Utah State (5-9, 205)â†µ
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.
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.â†µ