We have been talking about a bookend back for Steve Slaton. Someone who is a big back to take the hits, hammer the goal line, and still have the ability to tear off the 10 and 15 yard runs, without having to spend high picks on him (which better go to defense).
I propose that man can be Shonn Greene.
5'11", 235lbs, and 23 years of age, the running back from University of Iowa has been an absolute monster this year, running for 1,729 yards and 17 touchdowns, on a 6.2 yards a carry average. He averages 144 yards a game, and he runs physical. From all accounts, he is humble, quiet, and out works everyone else.
He has only had one injury, during the 2006 season, where he was out for 3 games. The nature of it I couldnt find.
However, there is some mystery behind Shonn Greene. He missed the entire 2007 season for undisclosed reasons. Some suspect it was grades, but Greene and his family asked for it to not be released to the media.
Shonn Greene just won the Best RB in College Football award, but I've been thinking about this for a while, and arguing between Rashad Jennings from Liberty, and Shonn Greene.
He could probably be had in late 2nd/ early 3rd depending on whats available, and he appears to be one of the best "big backs" available in the draft.
He bowls over safties, breaks alot of tackles, follows his blocks, and has some sneaky speed for a guy his size (4.47). Someone to consider when the draft rolls around in 2009.