I have been on Twitter lately and have seen some outrageous tweets coming from Dolphins fans. I have heard we need to trade up to and get Ezekiel Elliott. Trade up? I am not dogging anyone’s opinion and everyone has the right to say what they want. I know it comes from love for the team, but trading up for anyone is risky enough and moving up for a running back is poor draft strategy.
I have reservations already about drafting a running at pick 13, if you would like to read why I would hesitate on picking a running back in the first they are in my Ezekiel Elliott article. I am saying to these ZEKEHEADS, there are guys that can be good enough in this draft at the running back position. C.J. Prosise is one of these guys that are good enough and will be available on the second day of the draft.
There is a lot to like about C.J. Prosise. He has great size for a running back, 6'0" ft. 225 lbs. He also has great ability to be a three down running back. As a former wide receiver, Prosise has positional versatility which head coach Adam Gase really likes. I am extremely impressed with Prosise and have been banging on the table for him since Miami lost Lamar Miller.
My plan was always Jay Ajayi, a cheap but effective veteran, and Prosise. One of the most intriguing parts about Prosise is his ability on special teams. In 2014, Procise led Notre Dame in special teams tackles, and was named the team Special Teams Player of the Year.
Prosise can run with enough power to break tackles. On this play Prosise breaks three tackles to get a first down before getting tackled.
Prosise has more than enough speed to be a home run hitter. This clip displays his breakaway speed; once Prosise sees a crease he puts the after burners on and runs for pay dirt.
Prosise can pass block enough to give his QB a clean pocket. On this play Prosise picks up a blitzing linebacker. He actually shows a lot of willingness and good skills for pass blocking.
Prosise shows more than enough ability to catch the ball. Prosise’s ability to catch the ball may stem from him being a former wide receiver. On this play Prosise leaks out of the backfield and runs a route to the flanks. The quarterback doesn’t throw the most accurate pass but Prosise adjusts to make a secure catch then has the ability to fluidly run up field with the ball.
On this play, Prosise shows enough ability to run outside. He sets a defender up well with a false step inside that holds the defender in the gap then bounces outside with a burst.
Prosise was used in jet sweeps a number of times against Navy. You may say anyone can run a jet sweep but this isn’t true. You need an athlete with vision, speed and quickness. Prosise shows all three attributes on this play.
Prosise shows enough patience on this play. Prosise is on an outside run, he shows a good steady pace until he sees his hole and explodes, which results in a touchdown.
Prosise has pretty good vision and cutback ability. On this play Prosise is running to the outside, he sees a hole open up. That is when Prosise plants his outside foot and bursts through the hole.
Prosise has shown some problems with fumbles, having five for the 2015 season. This is a problem that I am ok with my running backs having because it is fixable. On this play the defender hits the ball perfectly but Prosise should have two hands on the ball especially because he can see the defender coming.
This film review was done by Matthew Knowles. Follow him on Twitter: @blueflamespcl
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