Wednesday, January 11, 2006

LenDale White declares for the draft

ESPN Article

And I can't say I'm disappointed! I'm all about having guys stay in college, because I do love college football, but as a Vikings fan, I like this. LenDale White will be anywhere from the 2nd to the 4th RB taken in the NFL Draft, after Reggie Bush.

Fighting with White are DeAngelo Williams (from Memphis) and Laurence Maroney (from Minnesota). Personally, with the Vikings needing a RB, I'll be happy if they can nab any one of these three guys.

Of course, everyone remembers White for his excellent game against Texas, but he has been consistently good all year. If he's not on the same team as Reggie Bush, he very potentially would have been a strong Heisman candidate. He has good burst through the line, good power, and a nose for the goal line, as I believe he scored about 27 TD this year. And being that rookie RB typically have good success, I think LenDale White can be a very solid back next year with the right team.

Hopefully that right team is the Vikings, if LenDale White falls to #17.