September 30, 2016

People Are Talking: Kenny Irons, RB, Auburn

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Year: Senior Height: 5’10 Weight: 203 40 Time: 4.45 Stats: NCAA

BSMW GAME DAY BOARD (as of 3/31/07) – Rank: 72nd Mock Median: 56.0 (3 mocks) Lo: 43 Hi: 95 Most Frequent: N/A

BSMW SUMMARY (as of 3/31/07)

The little coat-and-tie yearbook photo of Irons that accompanies every profile makes me think of a young Charlie Murphy, which is reason enough for the Patriots to draft the Auburn back. The profiles like Irons as a runner, citing quickness and leverage as strengths. Flies off the ball and (here it comes) runs downhill. Is said to be effective between the tackles and a breakway threat if he turns the corner. The profiles like his vision and patience as a ball carrier. One profile said he gets the most out of every run. The concern is that he is allegedly of average size for a lead back; but all this is predicated on the traditional ‘lead back’ that carries the ball 25 times a game. That model is changing, clearly. Of more concern for Pats fans are reports of average speed, or adequate-at-best blocking and receiving skills. Apparently a bit of a fumbler. Fell off in 06 after having his best season as a junior. The Pats worked out Kenny and his brother David, a defensive back, on the Auburn campus in March.

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