Who the Hell is This Rajion Neal Character?

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Rajion Neal

Rajion Neal

We”re going to look at another one of these guys we”ve never heard of who suddenly seem to have a shot at making the Green Bay Packers roster. Today, running back Rajion Neal.

Neal caught our attention in the Packers first preseason game by running five times for 39 yards and a touchdown.

Here”s the touchdown run. Watch him take out that shitbird there at the goal line. He probably does that to A.J. Hawk everyday in practice.

You”re probably wondering why Neal only got five carries on Saturday. Well, he injured his knee returning a kick. He”s missed both practices since the game too.

Although no one seems concerned that it”s a long-term injury, let”s be honest. Neal is still a long shot to make the roster, so he needs to get back on the field sooner rather than later.

At any rate, let”s learn about Rajion Neal.

You will not be surprised to find out that Neal is part of this year”s undrafted free agent crop. He played casino online his college ball at Tennessee, where he rushed for 1,124 yards, 15 TDs and averaged 5.2 yards per carry as a senior.

Those are pretty good numbers and they were put up at a major college program, so how the hell did this guy go undrafted? The knocks on Neal are that he isn”t a strong finisher and doesn”t have great speed. In other words, he isn”t running through or around anyone.

From the limited sample that we”ve seen, those negatives appear to be debatable. He may not be a burner, but Neal certainly appears to have enough speed. The end of that touchdown run seems to suggest he has some ability to finish as well.

It has been suggested that Neal was a product of Tennessee”s zone blocking scheme. Well, guess who else employs elements of the zone blocking scheme.

The Green Bay Packers.

Although it”s a crowded backfield, Neal appears to have made a wise choice by signing with the Packers in terms of fitting the scheme.

Here are some college highlights.

Almost seems like that guy could play in the NFL, huh?

We”re not going to start comparing Neal with Arian Foster, another undrafted running back from Tennessee, just yet though. Neal has a ways to go and he”ll have to continue to impress if he”s going to make the roster.

The Packers have Eddie Lacy and James Starks entrenched at the top of the depth chart. They also have former starter DuJuan Harris currently sitting at No. 3.

After Saturday”s lackluster performance — seven carries for 18 yards — we”re no longer comfortable saying Harris is a lock to make the roster.

If Neal has designs on sticking around, he”ll have to beat out Harris for the No. 3 spot or play well enough for the Packers to keep four running backs.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

7 Comments on "Who the Hell is This Rajion Neal Character?"

  1. GBslacker

    The OLine does a lot of pass protection. When they switch gears and run block, they can bog down a bit. A big back will help blast through the stalemate and get positive yardage.

    We don’t need another punkass, 20x lb running back — that will bounce off lineman’s backs and then get arm tackled. I’ve heard some people talk about a change-of-pace back — as in a tackled-for-loss back? No thanks.

    I hope he stays.
    More so than an 8th WR or 7th TE.

  2. Tucson Packer

    You know, I think he has some real promise.
    I know its a highlight tape, but he just keeps his motor running and has some great vision.

  3. big gay clay

    4 star recruit from Georgia. I saw him play in high school! I’m rooting for him! Along with hubbard who played at Norcross high right down the road from me

  4. WHO THE HELL IS RAJION NEAL…WHO THE HELL ARE YOU…RAIJON IS SIMPLY ONE OF THE BEST RUNNING BACKS IN SANDY CREEK HIGH HISTORY HERE IN THE BEAUTIFUL TOWN OF TYRONE, GA…WHERE WE LIVE AND BREATHE FOOTBALL…CAN YOU SAY CALVIN JOHNSON. AND, BY THE WAY, THERE ARE MANY UNDRAFTED TALENT WHO YOU KNOW THEIR NAME NOW…CAN YOU SAY TONY ROMO, LONDON FLETCHER,ARIEN FOSTER, LEON LITTLE…NOW SAY RAJION NEAL…WE ARE PULLING FOR YOU RAJION…LET WANNABE SPORTS BLOGGERS/REPORTERS, WITH UNPROFESSIONAL FOOTAGE CONTINUE TO WONDER WHO YOU ARE…THEY ARE WRITING ABOUT YOU…GO CREEK!

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