We’ll Be Keeping an Eye on LeGarrette Blount
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking to trade running back LeGarrette Blount and why the hell not? They’ve got Doug Martin and even though Blount gained over 1,000 yards in 2010, they’re not giving him the ball as long as Martin is around. Enter the Green Bay Packers in the dream-like fictional world in which we live.
Let’s say the Packers don’t grab a running back in the first half of the draft. Blount would make a nice addition for a low-round draft choice, which is probably what Tampa is going to get for him.
Not only did Blount rush for 1,007 yards in just 13 games in 2010, he ran for 781 in 14 games in 2011 and he’s just 26. Blount fell out of favor with the Bucs coaching staff last season and got only 41 carries all year. Not a lot of mileage on this guy’s odometer.
The problem with Blount is he’s been known to put the ball on the ground. Then again, there aren’t many guys who are 6-0, 250 and possess the combination of power and speed that Blount does.
You’ll remember Blount from this Green Bay Packers lowlight.
Yeah, there’s some really shitty tackling there, but that certainly wasn’t all on the Packers. That was a dude running motherfuckers over. Arm tackles will not suffice.
Blount isn’t going to catch a lot of passes, but DuJuan Harris showed us last season he can handle that role just fine.
So, assuming the Packers don’t pick a back in the first four rounds, what’s more valuable? This guy or a seventh-round pick who’s going to end up on the practice squad?
That answer seems pretty clear.
Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.