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Elijah McGuire 2017 Outlook


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Height: 5’10
Weight: 214 lbs 
Age: 24
40-yard dash: 4.53 seconds 
Vertical: 36 inches 
3-cone: 7.26 seconds 
Bench: 15 reps of 225 pounds
Draft Round:  6

Strengths: He’s in the NFL, and had decent college production.


Weaknesses: Speed (or lack thereof), Size, foot injury in his senior year of college, gets tackled too easily, Sam Bradfordesque lazy eye.  Also he’s on the Jets.  



Drafted in the sixth round, there was a bit of training camp buzz for McGuire which he’s turned into 13 carries for 30 yards in the preseason (2.3 YPA).  

With the possible trade of Matt Forte, McGuire’s existence is worth noting in extremely deep leagues.  


Walter Football says:



  • McGuire averaged 4.9 yards per carry in 2016 for 1,127 yards with seven touchdowns. He hauled in 29 balls for 238 yards and two scores as well. McGuire had an impressive week at the East-West Shrine. 

    9/3/16: McGuire has been a solid runner the past three seasons. His best season came as a sophomore in 2014 when he averaged 7.6 yards per carry for 1,264 yards with 14 touchdowns. He also had 45 receptions for 468 yards and two scores as a receiver that season. McGuire's rushing numbers were solid as a junior (5.0-1,058-13) and freshman (8.4-863-8). The senior has good receiving skills for the NFL.





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12 minutes ago, Robrain said:

About the only thing that could have made this better would have been if you used his spiderweb graph from MockDraftable as the shape of his mouth:




I love that MockDraftable has Adrian Peterson as his comp, but it's the other Adrian Peterson.   

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From CBS


Elijah McGuire (5-foot-10, 214 pounds)


"In his peak form he was one of the most remarkable college football players of recent memory. He was incredible in 2013 and 2014, running for 2,127 yards and 22 touchdowns on just 269 carries -- good for an average of 7.9 yards per carry -- and he also caught 67 passes for 852 yards and five touchdowns over those two years.


In his final two seasons at Lafayette, however, McGuire limped his way to just 2,174 yards (4.9 YPC) and 20 touchdowns on the ground. The pass-catching skills remained sterling -- he caught 63 passes for 542 yards and five scores the last two years -- but his explosiveness just never came back. The Jets will hope that McGuire can get a little luck with his health and regain the form he showed earlier."


You never know....

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1 minute ago, wideopen21 said:

As  Jets fan, it seems that they are slowly working him into the offense. Whether he performs well enough to overtake Powell/Forte is a different matter. His lost fumble last week won't help him, but the Jets aren't going anywhere so I doubt he is in their doghouse. 


Forte week to week. Powell not built to carry the load. Who else other than McGuire?

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