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i like Taylor as our main RB however lets say he wasn't on the team and we lost Mack. would you start Wilkins or sign another veteran RB? i think Wilkins has what it takes to be a leading back however i dont think enough plays are designed for him. 

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I think our run blocking has been a bit suspect, and Taylor has admitted hes working on his vision.  If both those improve by as the season does on I think, although we'll still miss mack, we should be ok.  I think this offense is only going to improve as we progress through the year.

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I don’t think any of us really knows.   But it’s likely telling that we drafted a RB with a high 2nd round pick this year. 
 

But his first two years shows he can be quality depth.  So, he can get roughly 8-12 touches week after week.   That’s good enough.   

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Hard to say. Wilkins did start the first game of his rookie year if that counts for anything

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He had a 1.7 ypc against the bears a full yard less than Hines who was not effective and less than half of what Taylor averaged.  Wilkins looks good in a short spurts, However the more carries he gets the more his average goes down.  I think he’s fine as a spell back for Taylor but no I don’t think he’s a starter.

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OK to start in spot duty like Williams did last year, but not carry the load. He has run tougher this year than I've seen in the past though. He's good a read/zone, but in his career is more dance than power. He should absolutely carry more than Hines though, especially up the gut. I love him as a depth back though. He's got low mileage and typically does very well later in games.

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I think he is undervalued just like MAC was since 2017. Everyone likes to give their opinion, and then change it when they breakout. We should go back to a couple threads where people were talking smack about MAC. Might see something similar with Clark. Having a cohesive line has allowed the OL depth to study and watch. Pinter & Clark are gonna be good players in this league. 

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Wilkins is the real deal. He is just stuck behind a lot of excellent backs. 
 

Yes. He could start on some teams. 
 

He has had some big time NFL runs.  Especially the run that won us the game in Tennessee last year. 

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Absolutely. He’s a beast. You can tell he always does well when he gets the ball he just doesn’t get the ball regularly. Anyone that says no is wrong. You can see he breaks so many tackles when he gets the ball he has way better vision then Taylor or Hines. Wilkins just isn’t as big or fast as Taylor that’s the only reason why he isn’t starting right now. Dang near every time he gets the ball he gets positive yards. Y’all are tripping on him

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11 hours ago, tweezy32 said:

 Anyone that says no is wrong. 

um what?  even his own coaches dont think hes a starter, hes not even second string 

 

the only way he would be a starter is if everyone in front of him got hurt  

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