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Offline maxman44

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Latavius Murray
« on: March 15, 2017, 04:54:31 PM »
What about this guy? He's only 26...

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Re: Latavius Murray
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 05:44:01 PM »
What about this guy? He's only 26...

I dont know any of his stats or much of his history - but saw him in a couple games in 2015 and he looked pretty good. Not *stardom good* but he had pretty good quicks for a good sized RB. I've no idea what he did last year or what he'd cost.

There's a reason I leave this up to Ted :)

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Re: Latavius Murray
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 01:36:24 AM »
Signed with the Vikings.

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Re: Latavius Murray
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2017, 07:03:33 AM »
Signed with the Vikings.

Well....I guess I'll get to see how good he is.

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Re: Latavius Murray
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 08:20:52 AM »
He kind of reminds me of James Starks, tall with an upright running style.  He was outplayed by two other guys on the Raiders last year and had a dismal ypc versus the other two.  Unfortunately for him he is going from running behind a good offensive line to a below average to poor offensive line.

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Re: Latavius Murray
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2017, 10:45:25 AM »
He might not be "all that" but he has scored 20 TD's in 3 years.
Not's not all that shabby you ask me.

I know a running game that could use that kind of threat................
Just say'in

http://www.espn.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/15920/latavius-murray

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Re: Latavius Murray
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 11:15:57 AM »
Scouting report from Raiders fans seems to be that he's money at the goal line, a great pass protector, and good in open space. However, he has poor vision, not so great hands, and goes down at first contact far more often than you'd like from an NFL running back, primarily due to his upright running style. Behind that Minnesota O-line, I'm not sure he'll be much better than McKinnon. This one doesn't bother me too much.

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Re: Latavius Murray
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2017, 11:29:52 AM »
Scouting report from Raiders fans seems to be that he's money at the goal line, a great pass protector, and good in open space.

He punched in 12 TD's last year while racking up (only) 788yds - so it figures he had was a "in close" option.
Interestingly, he had (only) 84 less receiving yards than our WR turned RB.
I'm not playing him up - just putting him into some sort of context.
He might not have been a bad #2 if #88's gonna be our #1.

I say we draft Mixon and put an end to this RB issue.

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Re: Latavius Murray
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2017, 01:51:21 PM »
Latavius Murray, former Raiders RB, signed with the Vikings yesterday.

He had a pretty good year with the Raiders last year.  Ran for about 800 yards and something like 12 Td's and averaged about four yards per carry.

He is a big guy, but he has decent speed also.  I think the Vikes hope he will be the replacement for AP.  He complements McKinnon pretty well.
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