Saturday, April 24, 2010

Analysis of LenDale White Trade

I see we've swapped 4th round and 6th round picks with the Titans in order to acquire LenDale White and DT Kevin Vickerson. My first reaction when I read the news was excitement. White is a former 2nd round draft choice who has rushed for 1000 yards in a season and scored as many as 15 touchdowns for the Titans. He gives us the battering ram we've been after for short yardage and goal line situations.

Upon further review, though, this is a guy that has never run for more than 3.9 YPC. He doesn't have much burst after getting through the line, with his longest runs generally being around 15-20 yards. And he has little-to-no receiving ability. In other words, it seems like we got a younger TJ Duckett.

Vickerson seems like an interesting throw-in. A youngish DT who is stout against the run. You can never have too many of those.

All in all, I'd give the trade a B, simply because there was not a better player we were going to get at RB by staying where we were in the fourth round. I'm not entirely excited about the players we got.

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