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adog99

Footballguy
This guy looks like a stud in the making what are the chances this guy gets traded to team that needs a RB. :fishing:

 

Phlash

Footballguy
Probably not this offseason. San Diego likes this dude.I think he'll stick around until his contract expires unless he's packaged as part of some sort of deal. He does have some value to him.

 

Phlash

Footballguy
He'd look nice in a Patriots uni for sure. A 5'10" 237 lb RB with breakaway speed and sick moves is something that would probably make the offense way more efficient. It would be sweet if a team like Arizona traded for him though, he would be downright sick if he had those WRs taking away defensive players from him.

 

Crippler

IBL Representative
Does any owner want to wait that long. I drafted Lamont Jordan at the 1.8 in my home league back in 2001(we do 1st round of draft before NFL does). I sat on him for 2 years before I was lucky to trade him and Freddie Mitchell for Chad Johnson. That guy sat on him another 2 years before he finally got production. Along time to wait for a RB that may or may not work out.

 

bagger.

The One Play Quiz
If I got a penny for everytime somebody starts a "Michael Turner, the next lamont jordan?"-thread, i'd be a millionaire.
you have seen 100 million of there threads?
 

cstu

Footballguy
Does any owner want to wait that long. I drafted Lamont Jordan at the 1.8 in my home league back in 2001(we do 1st round of draft before NFL does). I sat on him for 2 years before I was lucky to trade him and Freddie Mitchell for Chad Johnson. That guy sat on him another 2 years before he finally got production. Along time to wait for a RB that may or may not work out.
You got Chad Johnson out of him and you're complaining?
 

Otis

Footballguy
I think he is really special. Being Ladanian's understudy his first few years in the NFL is about the bext experience a guy could ask for. He will be a very good starter somewhere eventually.

 

Enoch

Footballguy
I think he is really special. Being Ladanian's understudy his first few years in the NFL is about the bext experience a guy could ask for. He will be a very good starter somewhere eventually.
Jerry Porter had Tim Brown & Jerry Rice, plus he played with Randy MossI don't see Porter as stud,but time with Ladanian can't hurt any

 

nightshift

Footballguy
I think he is really special. Being Ladanian's understudy his first few years in the NFL is about the bext experience a guy could ask for. He will be a very good starter somewhere eventually.
YEP. The Burner could be a starter on a lot of teams. 2007 - Titans, Jets, Pats, SF, should all be looking his way.
 

salmonstud

Footballguy
Being L.T.'s understudy will neither hinder or help him. I'm in the camp that Turner can be a solid starting RB if given the opportunity. I agree with the previous posters that you might have to wait a few years more before hanging on to Turner will pay off.

 

MU Seminole

Footballguy
Seeing LT's work habits, etc., can't hurt Turner, but it's up to him to carry it over himself. I think he will be a starter independently of being a teammate of LT. I like what I've seen from him and fully expect him to be given a starting shot next year.

 

sib

Footballguy
M. Turner is the best backup RB in the business; if he gets a starting gig he'll put up solid numbers.

 

doomsdaydoc

Footballguy
everything we have seen of this guy is encouraging, but things can often appear like this before the guy becomes an every down back. Troy Hambrick averaged 5 yards per carry when he substituted for Emmitt Smith, but when he had the main gig, he had nothing substantial to offer. I think Lamont Jordan had more of an opportunity to show us something before he got the starting job in Oakland.

 

Sinrman

Footballguy
Probably not this offseason. San Diego likes this dude.

I think he'll stick around until his contract expires unless he's packaged as part of some sort of deal. He does have some value to him.
:yes: And I agree with the analogy of what Jordan was to Martin as Turner is to LT. Jordan languished for years behind Martin, and just needed a chance to start elsewhere, since it wasn't going to happen in NY. I can see the same thing with Turner. Just needs a chance to shine somewhere else. Don't see it happening this year at least...

 

cstu

Footballguy
I think he is really special. Being Ladanian's understudy his first few years in the NFL is about the bext experience a guy could ask for. He will be a very good starter somewhere eventually.
YEP. The Burner could be a starter on a lot of teams. 2007 - Titans, Jets, Pats, SF, should all be looking his way.
He won't be an UFA until 2008. He's a RFA next year and it's going to cost someone a 1st round pick.
 
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Rozelle

Moderator
Turner was a 5th round steal for San Diego. Coming from little ole Northern Iowa and not having a great Senoir Bowl, had him sliding a bit come draft day. Turner graded out just under Julius Jones and Tatum Bell. All he needs is an opportunity. It will be interesting next year.

BIO: First-team all-conference selection as a senior after posting 310/1,648/14 on the ground while catching 19/230/3. Forced into the starting lineup as a junior and responded with a career high 338/1,915/19 carrying the ball, adding 10/100/0 as a receiver. Also started eleven games as a true freshman finishing with 200/983/7 on the ground.

POSITIVES: Tough, durable interior runner capable of being a feature back. Combines power and speed as well as running instincts. Sees the field, patient and follows blocks. Easily keeps his feet off the initial hit, runs low to the ground and keeps chugging up the field. Powerful, picks up a lot of yardage off initial contact and tough on the inside. Gets around tackles displaying the speed and agility to beat defenders to the flanks. Competitive, plays with an aggressive style and gets stronger as the game progresses, taking important handoffs deep into the fourth quarter. Improved his tenacity as a blocker last season.

NEGATIVES: Lacks a burst through the hole and overall explosion. Cannot quickly cut back against the grain and not a runner who creates if nothing's available. Did not distinguish himself at the Senior Bowl and looked slow.

ANALYSIS: A talented ball carrier productive anywhere on the field, Turner possesses the size and speed to be a starting feature back at the next level. May have dispelled the belief that he is not fast enough after timing to a 4.52 at the Combine. Must improve the finer details of his position but a solid first-day pick that could crack a starting lineup by the end of his rookie campaign.

 

wannabee

Footballguy
NEGATIVES:Lacks a burst through the hole and overall explosion. Cannot quickly cut back against the grain and not a runner who creates if nothing's available. Did not distinguish himself at the Senior Bowl and looked slow.

This part is surprising. The Turner I see is one who does have a burst through the hole and some speed.

 
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