The Jets are a little thin at the running back spot. The spots underneath Shonn Greene are unproven, and with shaky numbers at best, Greene has yet to prove that he can take the full season carry load. So we take a look at Chris Polk, from the University of Washington.
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In 2011, Polk ran for 1,096 yards and 9 TDs, averaging 5.29 yards per carry.(partial season statistics)
Pros: He keeps his feet moving, gains a lot of yards after contact, which would be great for the “ground and pound”. Polk is a good north/south runner, tough between the tackles, and shifty in open space. He also has soft hands in the receiving game too.
Cons: His straight line speed is not elite. He isn’t a great pass route runner, more of a screen pass catcher, and his blocking skills are still evolving.
If he slips to the 3rd round he might be a great fit. If they project him in the first or second rounds, I think pass rusher and offensive line might be a better way to go. But on day 3, he’s elusive, tough, and runs hard, would be a great addition to the ground and pound.
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