Yes, the 49ers have probably the most crowded backfield in football, but when the smoke clears there is one RB I like to come out in front. Kendall Hunter.
I keep hearing Brandon Jacobs will be the short yardage guy. Has anyone watched the Giants over the past 3-4 years? I’ve seen them all and I can tell you he stinks in short yardage. He’s the softest 270lb dude I have ever seen and I’m a Giants fan. Ahmad Bradshaw is a better short yardage guy.
Next up is the “Darren Sproles” of the offense in LaMichael James. He may get some touches here and there, but to think he will walk in to this offense and become The Darren Sproles is a far-fetched idea.
Frank Gore actually played in all 16 games last season, but this was the first time since 2006 as he missed 10 games between 2007-10. He may have played all 16 games but faded down the stretch. In weeks 10-17 he was only the 35th best RB in points per game. Let’s just say I don’t have much confidence in Gore this season.
With all that being said, I if Gore goes down this should be Hunter’s job and beat writers for the team agree. Hunter is the RB of the future and based on the fact that he is in the mold of Ahmad Bradshaw or MJD, as a smaller RB (5’7 199) that runs with physicality and that has a strong skill set. Grabbing Hunter late is a must for Gore owners and will be a fun steal for those other owners that just want to screw the Gore owner over.
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