Hmm ... in 3 college seasons, Andrew Luck rushed for 957 yards with a 6 yards per carry average. (By comparison, Donovan McNabb rushed for 1633 yards in 4 years with a 3.4 yards per carry average.) So ... check this column by David Steele of the Sporting News out.
Now the writer is only kidding! BUT his point is serious. With the new offenses in college and the rules changes in the NFL - and the new generation of athletes able to take advantage of them - the old labels are becoming more and more irrelevant.
One other thing: why on earth was it said about Luck "wow, he is really athletic and fast for a guy of his ... size." A really ... big guy. You know, BIG GUYS like that USUALLY don't run like that. You look at him and the first thing that you think is that wow, look at him, he is a ... big guy. BIG GUYS like him shouldn't be able to run like that. He's BIG, that is all I am saying." (Ending my Patrick Warburton impression to mock Mayock's "Luck is sneaky athletic" comment.)
Ummm ... Luck is 6'4" 235. Calvin Johnson? 6'5", 235. Demaryius Thomas? 6'4", 235. Stephen Hill? 6'4", 215 and since he is 20 years old, he will put on a few pounds. First ... what is it with those Georgia Tech wide receivers! Anyway ... THOSE GUYS ran 40s that were below 4.35. And they are just as "big" as Luck. Vernon Davis, who is 6'3", 250 lbs, is even bigger, and he ran a 4.38. And yet he is still labeled a TE.
Still more evidence: the old labels are useless. Which is why I liked Steele's satire so much ...
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