bwgood77 wrote:Mr Swagtastic wrote:Pretty good assessment, I have Barkley as they most talented right now how can you argue with what he's doing? McCaffrey is just the ultimate Swiss army knife guy is doing everything.Cactus Jack wrote:Saquon
Kerryon Johnson is in the next group IMHO with Mixon, Chubb, James Connor and Fournette. Idk if I put Jordan Howard there yet or Delvin Cook
I think it's tough to judge right now. I'd really have to see a lot of footage of each and know how good their offensive lines are.
I mean a few years ago you could have easily said David Johnson and even Gurley more recently, but they fall off. Elliott is a lot like Emmitt was...benefits from a great line so harder to assess. I never felt, for example, that Emmitt was as good as Sanders at the time, but he had that line....Aikman benefited from the same thing. Obviously they were great players, it's just so much easier with that. Shaun Alexander looked like a super stud, even won MVP with that line.
I was watching some earlier Shaun Alexander today and watch this Walter Jones block....he pushes the guy for like 20 yards. Edit: I guess you have to click on "Watch on Youtube"
Shaun ran behind the best LT & LG in Football for a 5 year span. Hence, why he won MVP.
Your absolutely right tho in regards to the quality of lineman. Emmitt Smith had the best line in Football for several years during their run. Same goes for Zeke at the present moment.
I prefer guys like Kamara & McCaffrey.
It's too bad David Johnson really hasn't been the same since that injury a couple of years ago.